The U.S. Commerce Department is holding a free webinar on January 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern to educate companies about the new guidelines for labeling a product “Made in the USA.” These guidelines, included in the recently signed Infrastructure Bill, go into effect in about three months and are significantly more stringent than previous regulations.
The 60-minute webinar will provide insights from the Federal Trade Commission on the essentials of Made in USA labeling as well as States’ statutory requirements. The webinar is free to register. Companies are encouraged to register as soon as possible at the link below.
Date: January 19, 2022 Time: 2:00pm ET (11:00am PT)
Duration: 60 minutes
Registration Link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=2QD8
Overview: What companies need to know about the Federal Trade Commission’s Made in USA guidelines and California’s Made in the USA regulations.
- Learn requirements for Federal Trade Commission guidelines for labeling a product Made in the USA and California’s Made in the USA regulations.
- Gain insights on the essentials of “Made in the USA” labeling from the FTC as well as California’s statutory requirements for the “Made in USA” label. For a product to have a “Made in the USA” label, it must meet specific criteria outlined by the Federal Trade Commission.
These criteria include the requirement that the product’s final assembly or processing must take place in the United States.
The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration is hosting this webinar to help guide companies on proper Made in USA labeling as established in the new guidelines. Beginning 90 days from the Infrastructure Bill signature, and to ensure sustainment and expansion of PPE manufacturing in the U.S., the new act requires that any contract for procurement shall:
- Be issued for a duration of 3 years to incentivize investment in the production and the materials and components in the United States.
- Be for Personal Protective Equipment that: Is grown, reprocessed, or produced in the United States, and when assembled outside the U.S., contains only materials and components that are grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States.
PPE companies should note that this is not the same “Made in America” or “Made in USA” provision per the FTC guidelines which allows percentages of product to be sourced with resources from overseas. In the strongest sense, this new “Make PPE in America Act” is a mandate that the ingredients must be 100% made in the United States. This is in order to ensure the PPE supply chain physically moves to and will now be controlled within the United States.