US Manufacturers Ask FTC to Crack Down on False ‘Made in America’ Claims

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Alliance for American Manufacturing is asking the Federal Trade Commission to get companies to pay restitution, or at least admit fault, the first time they falsely label products as American-made. The FTC’s longstanding policy has been to seek money after a second violation.

“You have the president talking about Made in America and manufacturing on a regular basis,” AAM President Scott Paul said. “It seemed like the right time to encourage the FTC to be more earnest about its enforcement.”

The Journal reported that, “The agency has issued 135 warning letters and brought 10 lawsuits against companies for fraudulent Made in the USA labeling since 2010. Only one company has been fined for a second violation.”

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