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Country of Origin Marking Rules - Trends
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Despite the buzz about country of origin labeling (COOL), it isn't a new concept. What's new is its application to certain food products under the terms of the 2002 Farm Bill. We're all familiar with the "made in China" statements that often appear on consumer products. These are required by the Tariff Act of 1930. According to the language of the act, "every article of foreign origin . . . imported into the United States shall be marked in a conspicuous place . . . to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the United States the English name of the country of origin of the article." As with any ...
As the new year begins, many trade professionals wonder what is 2010 likely to hold? One can never be sure how events will unfold, but from what we know right now, it will be another lively year. For starters, the Importer Security Filing's enforced compliance takes hold on January 26th. From the comments of retired Acting Commissioner Jay Ahern, we are led to believe that direct communications, warning letters, increased exams and the occasional withholding of cargo releases are the preferred forms of gaining compliance, instead of going directly to liquidated damages. ... Read More
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