Thumbs Down on Chinese Products

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that our country is far too dependent on China for products that we purchase daily.  We hear that over 90% of our pharmaceuticals come from China! It is going to be difficult, if not impossible, to stop all purchases in the short term.  However, this writer will be much more aware where an item is manufactured before we buy it.

We thought we would do a little research on what is required by law for displaying the product’s country of origin . Here is a website that provides us with that information:

https://www.packaginglaw.com/special-focus/country-origin-marking-requirements

Excerpt from the website:

“Under the Tariff Act of 1930, every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the U.S., unless exempted, must be marked in a manner that will indicate to the ultimate purchaser the article’s country of origin. For example, goods originating in China must be marked, “Made in China” or “Product of China.” See 19 U.S.C. Section 1304(a).”

We were told that the bar codes on all products identify the country of origin. However, that does not appear to be correct. Here is a website that discusses barcodes:

https://www.simplybarcodes.com/upc_country_code.html

Excerpt from the website:

Does the barcode tell me (or others) in which country a product was manufactured?

“We are asked this question daily. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and in e-mails that are going around. This happens especially frequently at times of product recalls or food safety scares.

The truth of the matter is very simple: No, it is absolutely not possible to tell in which country a product has been made by looking at the barcode.


(LFC Comments: Please keep in mind the country of origin when you are buying products. Why should we support a country that was willing to destroy the U.S. and the world’s economy?

Written by Brian Massie

 



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