FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Fountain Odom--P894219
North Carolina General
SENATOR FOUNTAIN ODOM
July 2, 1997
Federal Trade Commission
I am writing to voice my concern about the Federal Trade Commission's proposal to no longer restrict the use of the "Made in the USA" label in products and advertising for merchandise with "all, or virtually all" United States manufactured components which American workers have made. Currently the "Made in the USA" label serves to inform consumers that by purchasing products carrying the label, they are supporting fellow Americans. Removing restrictions on the use of this trademark symbol would open the door to exploitation, as many American jobs would be lost to overseas companies who would fraudulently use the label while hiring underpaid workers to produce products that were previously made in the USA by Americans.
The "Made in the USA" label that has stood for years as a symbol of pride for American producers. It would be an insult to every American to lessen restrictions by which this label can be used. I urge you to oppose this proposal and stand up for what is in the best interest of Americans.
Thank you for your time and consideration.