FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning H. Mallory Evans--P894219
CHERAW YARN MILLS, Inc. EST. 1917
August 5, 1997
Office of the Secretary
Dear Mr. Secretary:
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a reduction of the domestic content requirements for goods labeled as "Made In the U.S.A." from 100% domestic content to 75% domestic content. This proposal has drawn wide spread criticism from Congress, the textile industry, and American manufacturers as a whole.
It is my understanding that House Congressional Resolution #80 expresses the House of Representatives disapproval of the FTC's proposal and calls for the FTC to maintain the current (100%) standard. There is also a resolution forthcoming in the Senate co-sponsored by Senator Robert Torricelli of New Jersey asking for the same action.
I urge you to listen to this groundswell of opposition to the proposal to liberalize the "Made In The U.S.A." production identification for the following reasons:
I strongly urge you to have the FTC withdraw this 75% U. S. content guideline/proposal. Thank you.
CHERAW YARN MILLS, INC.
H Mallory Evans
H. Mallory Evans