This product is Made to Order and Assembled in the USA. We follow the guidlines established by the Federal Trade Commission, a Federal Regulatory agency which ardently protects the American consumer. (The FTC website is packed with easy to find useful information that is designed to protect and serve businesses and the American consumer).
The FTC writes:
"A product that includes foreign components may be called "Assembled in USA" without qualification when its principal assembly takes place in the U.S. and the assembly is substantial."
We believe that we meet the aforementioned guidelines established by the FTC when we use Assembled in USA on our poduct tags. If a product does not meet the FTC guidelines, then the Country of Origin will be posted conspicuously on the product packaging.
We use the common abbreviation of 'Assembled' which is (ASSY).
The product tag label will read: ASSY IN USA if that product was Assembled in the USA and meets the guidelines established by the FTC. If the product we are selling was not Assembled in the USA (ASSY in USA) then the product label and earring card and necklace card will list the Country of Origin if that product was produced in another country and sold by us without significant modification. (e.g. of Country of Origin markings: Made in Brazil or Product of Brazil). Country of Origin vary by product and same style products might have different Country of Origin designations. Other than using the abreviation 'USA', we typically do not use abbreviations for other countries so as not to confuse the buyer.
Understanding the Made in USA designation
For Your Information
There is a significant difference between items that are
Made in USA
Assembled in USA.
The FTC outlines the standard for a product to be called Made in USA below:
" What is the standard for a product to be called Made in USA without qualification? For a product to be called Made in USA, or claimed to be of domestic origin without qualifications or limits on the claim, the product must be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. The term “United States,” as referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions. What does “all or virtually all” mean? “All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. That is, the product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content. "
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Updated August 8, 2022