As you may know, Customs and Border Protection require online retailers that export to the U.S. to clearly label that product’s “country of origin”. Sometimes though, determining the country of origin can be tricky, so let’s look at a few examples:
What do all of these “country of origin” examples have in common? None of these products can legally use the label “Made in USA”, though many are. Instead, the company might say, “Made in China: Packaged in USA”, or “Designed in USA: Made in China.” But, if the product claims to be “Made in USA”, the company runs the risk of Customs seizing the product shipment, getting slapped with a hefty fine, and flagging the company for greater scrutiny in the future. And, once a company is on their radar, Customs will flag them again, and again.
Whether you’re in product design, supply, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, importing, exporting, distribution or you’re selling a private label product on Amazon, these stricter regulations DO apply to you!
No matter what role you play in the production process, we promise that following these stricter rules and regulations is in the best long-term interest of your company.
Why are we sharing this information today? Because, we want to assure you that Simply Chickie organic baby clothing is 100% Made in USA; designed, grown, and produced right here in the States.
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The school doors close across the country this month, and the yearly question arrives. “What are we going to do this summer?”
There are a multitude of summer activities for kids: indoor and outdoor, free and paid. Here are some reminders! I know you will say…”Oh yeah.”