|From: Joseph Rodriguez
Date: 8/7/97 12:32pm
Subject: MADE IN USA
Please do not change the current definition of made in USA! To allow a 75% standard for MADE IN USA is to effectively allow importers of garments to claim that goods wholly manufactured in China, Mexico or any other foreign low wage country are in fact made in the USA. They would do this because in reality the labor component of a garment is less than 25%.
If you do not care about the domestic apparel manufacturing industry, or indeed the domestic manufacturing base in general, think about the American consumers and how you will be deceiving them when a product that will in fact be made in another country will be labeled as MADE IN USA. This is unconscionable.
CC: "Hon. Senator Barbara Boxer" <email@example.com...