Re: Does either the US or China require “MADE IN CHINA” identification?
Having previously worked in a facility where we used overseas parts in the finished product, I can tell you it depends. What does it depend on? Many things according to the Free Trade Act.
I think you should contact your local trade related government agency for the exact calculations required to determine what the label has to say, but the factors we had to look at were
1. Value of overseas parts
2. Value of overseas labour
3. Value of Canadian (in my case) parts
4. Value of Canadian labour.
5. Value of transit from overseas to North American port
6. Value of transit from NA port to manufacturing facility
7. Value of transit to dealer and/or end customer.
There are others but I wasn't involved in gathering that information. Sometimes it may surprise you. There was a product where all the components were made overseas but assembled and tested in Canada - it qualified for "Made in Canada".
As previously recommended, contact government agency and go from there. But, there is a lot of data requried.
Last edited by somerqc; 17th February 2009 at 12:29 PM.