FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Russell Carr--P894219 [Part 1]
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
June 6, 1997
Mr. Russell L. Carr
Dear Mr. Carr:
Your electronic mail message to the President concerning "Made in the USA" labeling practices has been sent to my office for response.
The rules governing the use of "Made in the USA" labels or marks are the concern of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Accordingly, I have forwarded your letter to Steve Ecklund, Investigator in the Division of Enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580, telephone 202-326-2841.
Prepared by Dan Gardner, ITA/MAC/AC/OMA(x3681)Date:
THE WHITE HOUSE
May 23, 1997
MEMORANDUM FOR: DOC 20
FROM: SUE J. SMITH
SUBJECT: REFERRAL OF CASEWORK IN BULK
An unprecedented number of individuals still write the President and the First Lady for help. I know that this has meant a far greater volume of mail for your agency than ever before. I appreciate your continuing cooperation in our efforts to be as responsive as possible.
The attached letters have not received a White House Staff response. I am forwarding this correspondence to your agency for any appropriate action.
Please return the original incoming letter, along with a copy of any written or telephone response, to me at the address below. I also would appreciate your sending a copy of your agency's log of the names and addresses of these individuals. Any misreferrals should be returned to my office. If you have questions you can reach me at 456-7486.
Again, thank you for your continuing help.
Thu May 8 23:55:15 1997
PERSONAL-NAME: Russell L. Carr
PURPOSE: Offer neutral commentary, advice, or a
SUBJECT: Changing the "Made in the USA" labelling practices
I recent read where the government was going to ease the restrictions on which products could be labeled "Made in the USA". My understanding is that it will now allow product which contain parts which were foreign made but were assembled in the USA to be labeled "Made in the USA". I do not think that this is right. I do not agree with this new policy. I think that products that are totally made by Americans should be the only ones to carry the label "Made in the USA". Other products can carry the label "Assembled in the USA". Many others including myself search for those products made by American workers in order to support American workers. The new labelling policy would not allow us to do this.
I hope your office can stop this.