FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning BOYT--P894219
August 15, 1997
B O Y T
Office of the Secretary
Dear Mr. Secretary;
The US Federal Trade Commission recently proposed new guidelines to govern unqualified "Made in USA claims. The proposed standard would replace the present standard of "all or virtually all" US content with the new standard of "substantially all". The substantially all standard is defined as 75% US content (labor and materials).
The current standard is sufficient and should not be altered. The American consumer has learned the meaning of "Made in USA claims. To change the meaning of such claims at this point would both be misleading to the consumer, and damaging to those companies that work hard to adhere to the current standard. For those companies unable to meet the current standard, qualified "Made in USA" claims allowed under the current standard are sufficient to communicate the intent of the manufacturer to use domestic materials and labor wherever possible.
Boyt and its employees urge you to retain the current standard for unqualified "Made in USA origin claims.
509 Hamilton, Ave P.O. Box 279 Iowa
Falls, IA 50126