72. ‘Made in the USA’ Definition

In order for products to claim to be “Made in the USA”, an average of at least 90% of a product’s assembly and prepackaged weight must have been made in the USA. If between 65% and 90% of a product is made and assembled in the USA, then the label “Mostly Made in the USA” can be used. A product can claim to be “Half Made in the USA” if it is between 40% and 65% made and assembled in the USA. For labor intensive products, the hours of labor spent domestically should be divided by the total hours of labor invested in the product and the resulting percentage should be used just like the manufacturing and assembly criteria mentioned above. Manufacturing, assembly and labor could be listed separately if so desired by the maker or seller.


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