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What Is American Made & Why It Matters

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SP
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SP   8/18/2014 12:10:13 AM
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Sorry to say that USA must have started doing this many years ago. First they allwed everything Made in China and now when things are getting out of hand they are trying to bring manufacturing back to AMerica. You go to any American store where bulk population goes, its almost impossible to find anything made in USA. Every country must encourage locally buit products otherwise in long run they are bound to bear the repurcussions in economy. Someone mentioned to me few years back that China has more AMerican dollars than America :-).

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Re: All valid points
Jacob   8/14/2014 12:37:14 AM
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"I completely agree with you. It is unrealistic to expect people to only use products made in their relative countries. It not just about price, sometimes the materials necessary to produce certain products are not even available."

John, what will happen if all countries put such restrictions (made in same country including spare etc). Then companies have to either limit their operations to limited countries or start their own facility in all countries. It's a pathetic situation and I feel such conditions have to be limited to defence or national security products. Then what's the need and scope of globalization.

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nimantha.d   8/14/2014 12:09:52 AM
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@Ariela: Well these days everything get done in china. I do not see anything wrong in it but there should be some procedures strictly implemented on it because of the pirated equipment. 

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Ariella   8/13/2014 2:36:28 PM
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@JohnAce yes, I've seen labels that say "assembled in the USA of foreign parts." 

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JohnACE   8/13/2014 11:27:28 AM
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Yes, this can be a complicated subject. I am not an attorney but @t.alex I believe an accurate claim for the chair would be, "assembled in the USA of foreign parts". That is just my opinion without knowledge of any further details.

For clarification you can visit our website at http://OnlyOneACE.com. In the footer you will find a link to the FTC's "Made in USA Standard".

@prabhakar_deosthali: I completely agree with you. It is unrealistic to expect people to only use products made in their relative countries. It not just about price, sometimes the materials necessary to produce certain products are not even available.

There is price, quality and delivery. It is extremely rare to realize the best of all three. Our efforts are so customers have a space where they can explore and know the "made in USA" option is available.

 

 

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Re: COO is hard to define
tirlapur   8/13/2014 8:39:21 AM
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@t.alex: Yes. That is true. Trading laws are complicated and they should be, to maintain market equivalency throughout the world. If a company hires a third party developer to make somthing that is to be used in a smartphone, the third party developer wouldn't include its name on the part, if it's not that big of a company. How would you feel if you could see Gorilla Glass trademarked Samsung on every iPhone? So, third party developers dont include their name on the parts they put in devices, but they make the same other parts with their tag if a device gets some faults and it is sent for repairing.

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tirlapur   8/13/2014 7:57:27 AM
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A product can be "Made in USA" but what about the tag that says "Made in USA"? It can be manufactured anywhere and then incorporated in USA on the product. The point is that trading is complicated, and this samll tag generates enough interest in the end user. Most people who have suffered the waves ofblack market electronics in South East Asia wouldn't like to buy something that was "Made in China" or "Made in India".

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/13/2014 2:22:39 AM
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In an open world economy scenario, it is unfair for any country to expect that its nationals use only the products made in that country.

 

While there is national pride to use products made in one's own country, the business economics has driven many a businessmen to look for cheaper alternatives for components, services and many times the complete products which are available elsewhere in the world.

So the only way a brand like "Made in USA" can survive , if it offers quality products at globally competitive prices.

 

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Jacob   8/13/2014 1:54:20 AM
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"However it was put together in USA therefore it was defined as made in USA. I agree with the writer that America should try to encourage manufactures come back to the US. Tesla made a big move by opening a factory making their own batteries."

Alex, under John's definition such assembling wont comes under the purview of "Made in USA" tag

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Made in US Tag
Jacob   8/13/2014 1:52:38 AM
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"If we want to get technical, American made can mean many things. Is it South American made? North American made? Is it made in Mexico? What is it?"

John, thanks for this interesting blog. So made is US means all components has to me literally made with in US. No importing and assembling will get cover under the purview of Made in US.

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