Products labeled as “Made in the USA” are always popular and, with the increase in trade tariffs implemented by the Trump administration, carry other advantages for businesses. A number of laws and regulations encourage businesses to make their products completely or partially in the U.S. and to disclose this information to buyers.
In order to advertise a product as “Made in America,” companies must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) regulations. The FTC standard states a product must be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. This standard means that only a negligible part of the product was sourced or manufactured overseas. When examining this, the FTC commissioner will look at how far removed the foreign addition is from the final product and how integral that addition is to the final assembly.
For automobiles, U.S. content must be disclosed according to the American Automobile Labeling Act. This law requires cars to display a label stating where the final assembly on the car occurred, the percentage of equipment that originates from the U.S. and Canada, and the country of origin of the engine and transmission.
The Buy American Act further requires that products must be manufactured in the U.S. with 50% or more U.S. parts to be considered for government procurement projects where the government must purchase products made in the USA.
If your product is striving to be Made in the U.S., then purchasing parts from American manufacturers such as Roller Die + Forming is a key part of the process. You’ll also want to talk to a member of our sales team about procuring raw material as we have a number of different sources available. Reach out today to learn more about Roller Die and the many other advantages we offer our customers.