Alliance of Americans for America

Know The Difference Between Made in USA and Assembled in USA

Made In USA CertifiedThese are the worst types of Americans. First they take their companies overseas with no care for the unemployed Americans they left behind. Next, they try to fool the American consumer by saying that there product is Assembled in the USA, but don’t tell us its actually made in China. Let’s highlight these companies and inform the pubic not to buy there products!

Made in USA. Three little words, with a not so little impact! These days, some companies will do anything to hide where their products are actually manufactured. And they are getting clever. Companies will label their products as “Distributed By ABC Corp” and list a US address. Others will label their products as “Produced By ABC Corp” and list a US address, seeking to obscure the origin of its products. Some will only show the company name and address on the packages!

Made in USA
Product is assembled in the U.S. Most parts or materials are Made in USA. For a product to be called Made in USA, it must be “all or virtually all” made in the United States,This includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories”All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing must be of U.S. origin. The product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content.

Made in USA with Foreign & Domestic Components
Some materials or parts are Made in USA

Assembled in USA
Imported parts put together in the USA
It’s too easy to add Made in USA stickers to a Foreign made product to make them appear to be USA made. Not to mention that falsely labeling a product as USA made is against the law.

What is a qualified Made in USA claim?
A qualified claim describes the extent, amount or type of a product’s domestic content or processing; it indicates that the product isn’t entirely of domestic origin.

Of course, the best way to know is if the product is Made in USA Certified. CERTIFIED Inc. is the United States’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and independent 3rd party Certification Source for “Made in USA, Product of USA – Country of Origin Claims”. The CERTIFIED Technology team are experienced professionals with extensive, pioneering backgrounds in systems integration, software development, encryption, load balancing, electronic signatures, and data collections and national analysis… all on a worldwide scale who have developed a proprietary system of certification authentication, big data recovery and analysis.

Your customers will ask for USA-Made products because they know American manufacturing is a big deal – it supports over 17 million jobs across the country and contributes over 12% to U.S. GDP. Buying products with the Made in USA label keeps those jobs going, and keeps our economy thriving. And, when you buy a product made in the USA, you can be sure you’re getting American quality and not a cheap, foreign knock-off. So be ready to show customers your Made in USA products. Learn more about Made in USA Certification.

Source – US Federal Trade Commission

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