FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Ralph Regula--P894219
Congress of the United
June 16, 1997
Mr. Robert Pitofsky
Dear Mr. Pitofsky:
I have recently received numerous postcards from my constituents in the 16th District of Ohio expressing concern about the new "Made in the U.S.A." guidelines that were recently released by the Federal Trade Commission. I have attached a copy of one of these postcards for your review.
Can you please provide me with a description of the new "Made in the U.S.A."guidelines and how they differ from the former guidelines. I am also interested in knowing why the Commission felt these changes were necessary and on what basis they were made.
I would like to thank you in advance for your response to my inquiry. With best wishes., I am
Ralph Regula, M.C.
Dear Representative: REGULA
U.S. working men and women and consumers need your help.
The Federal Trade Commission says 'Made in U.S.A.' in advertisements and on product labels should no longer have to mean what it says.
Currently, for the most part, consumers can be confident that 'Made in U.S.A.' means "all or virtually all" domestic parts and labor, as you know.
To permit less than all or virtually all would be to perpetrate a fraud on the American public and open even wider the door to U.S. jobs being moved overseas.
The FTC must be called to task by you and the other members of Congress.