Made in USA or Made in America

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It is unlawful to sell merchandise in California with the words "Made in USA" or "Made in America" or similar words, if any part of the merchandise was substantially made, manufactured, or produced outside of the United States.

Federal law also prohibits false representations from being made about products being made in the United States.

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  • Text of California statute

  • Government Guides and Documents:
    Complying With the Made in USA Standard

    Selling 'American-Made' Products? What Businesses Need to Know About Making Made in USA Claims

    FTC Explains ‘Made in USA’ Standard To Confirm Consumer Confidence

    Facts about the FTC's Proposed Guides for the Use of U.S. Origin Claims

    Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims

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