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Not just location, the ‘Made in USA’ label is a stamp of quality

As per 2016 stats, US imported textiles and apparels worth $120 billion. However, the value of exports of the same variety is six times less. Despite this, 80 per cent Americans prefer to buy domestic made goods if given a choice and 60 per cent are willing to pay 10 per cent more for the “Made in America” label. Taken on its own, US manufacturing is the world’s ninth largest. Manufacturing’s contribution was around $2.25 trillion in 2016. The involvement of environmental issues also stands out in American manufacturing, with countless policies that other leading manufacturing countries simply do not have

 

Not just location the Made in USA label is a stamp of quality 001As per 2016 stats, US imported textiles and apparels worth $120 billion. However, the value of exports of the same variety is six times less. Despite this, 80 per cent Americans prefer to buy domestic made goods if given a choice and 60 per cent are willing to pay 10 per cent more for the “Made in America” label.

Taken on its own, US manufacturing is the world’s ninth largest. Manufacturing’s contribution was around $2.25 trillion in 2016. The involvement of environmental issues also stands out in American manufacturing, with countless policies that other leading manufacturing countries simply do not have. In addition, manufacturing in the US takes one-half to one-third the time of importing foreign- goods, not to mention reducing the million metric ton worth of emissions that global shipping is responsible for every year.

What makes an American product

According to a 2012 study by Harris Interactive, approximately 75 per cent of Americans agree that the country in which theNot just location the Made in USA label is a stamp of quality 002 product is manufactured is what makes it an American product. So Toyotas assembled in Texas or Kentucky is perceived as being more American than Chevrolets assembled in Mexico. More than 50 per cent stated they felt that a product must be “made from parts produced in the U.S.” for it to be considered American and 25 per cent said the product should at least be designed by an American company for it to be considered American.

Advantages of the Made in the USA label

The ‘Made in the USA’ label is not just an indicator of location it’s also a stamp of quality. Foreign imports may not have the same level of quality checks and standards. America-made products provide guaranteed safe, fair working conditions particularly in the manufacturing industry, the US oversight agencies, such as OSHA, the EPA, and other government regulatory bodies that provide regulations and controls to oversee safety and health.

Offering ‘Made in America’ products lets the country employ the US workforce. Investing in American-made products also puts money back into US manufacturing facilities and the American economy. Purchasing locally reduces carbon emissions associated with transportation overseas.

 

 
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