FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Edwin E. & Beverly Emmons--P894219
July 7, 1997
71 Spoonville Road
Federal Trade Commission
SUBJECT: PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF THE "MADE IN THE USA STANDARD
Dear FTC Secretary:
We are writing in reference to the Federal Trade Commission's proposal to revise the requirements that apply to the "MADE IN THE USA" label standard.
We are opposed to any change that would increase the percentage of foreign labor or materials in those goods or products bearing the "MADE IN THE USE" label. The American people recognize goods or products bearing this label as being superior in workmanship and quality. These goods and products are produced by American workers. They earn a realistic daily wage, have a safe working environment, receive medical and retirements benefits and enjoy the highest standard of living in the world.
Any action by the FTC to modify the "MADE IN THE USA" label standard will lead to the loss of American jobs. Also lost will be the tax revenue that these jobs would have produced. These revenue losses will contribute to an increase in the national debt. These losses will also contribute to a lower standard of living for those displaced workers.
How long can we continue to export American jobs? The only ones that will benefit by the proposed change are those firms which currently do not meet the 98 percent domestic labor and material requirement. If the standard is change to 75 percent, how long will it be before these same firms will want the standard changed to 50 percent or lower.
We are firmly opposed to any change in the present "MADE IN THE USA" labeling standard.
Edwin E. & Beverly Emmons
Edwin E. and Beverly F. Emmons
cc:President, William F. Clinton