COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DISCLOSURE

Many consumers want to support communities across America by purchasing products mnade in those communities.  But it can be hard to exercise consumer choice when you can't tell where something was made. 

 

Laws currently on the books require products and packages to bear information about the product's origin, but many brands are effectively playing "hide the ball": the information can be hard to find, incomplete (e.g., "imported"), or inaccurate.

 

MIAA Action is working to obtain enactment of legislation to require clear disclosure of the country of origin of products at all points in the consumer's buying decision. 

 

In the 116th Congress, we supported S. 3707, the Country of Origin Online Labeling Act, introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI), to require disclosure of the foreign country of origin when products are sold on the Internet.  

 

On June 8, 2021, the Senate passed Senator Baldwin's bill as part of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, and it is pending action in the House.

 

But big retailers like Amazon want to hide where their products are coming from and are lobbying to prevent this bill from becoming law.

 

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by signing the petition organized by the Coalition for a Prosperous America, here.

 

 

 

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