Here’s what ‘Made in USA’ actually means

Never judge a book by its cover, or a product by its label.

The buy American pitch is in full swing right now, fueled by a President who vows to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Most Americans agree; they would like to purchase items made here. But what does it mean to “buy American?”

Turns out to be more complicated than you’d think. The U.S. government, for example, is required to purchase only American-made goods if possible. However, any item assembled in the U.S. with more than 50% American-made parts is considered American-made.

From apparel to cars, the requirements for labeling vary. You can get a primer here.

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