Country of Origin – Marking

Questions and answers about Country of Origin – Marking

  • Acceptable TW origin marking for Imports into the US

    Question: Are the below Country of Origin marking statement acceptable as origin marking for Imports into the US? “Taiwan Province of China” “Taiwan, China” “Chinese Taiwan” “Taipei, China” “Chinese Taipei” Answer 1: Why don’t you just say Made in Taiwan and throw out all the rest? Taiwan is recognized on its own, does not have […]

  • Metal Spoon Individual and Package Marking

    Question: We’ve got a shipment in with individually sold spoons, and we’re wondering if we need to label each spoon separately.  If so, do you know how we can go about doing this after the import?  Is there any requirement for customs approval post-importation for this kind of labeling? Also, could you shed some light […]

  • Origin Marking for Labels

    Question: We are working labels with origin markings to ensure there are no risks are present which may confuse the consumer.  Would the following label be sufficient for product that we have toll manufactured in Canada? Is there risk based upon how we phrase the produced by followed by our US company name and address? 1st Line: […]

  • Phrasing for Country of Origin Marks

    Question: Can anyone provide a regulatory citation that speaks to the requirement or lack thereof for including the words, “Country of Origin” preceding the name of the origin country in the mark? I find references to the preceding phrases “Assembled In” and “Made In”, but nothing for “Country of Origin” as a preceding phrase. Answer […]

  • J List Items- Re-packaged

    Question: Our company imports J List items in bulk and the outer container is marked with the country of origin according to CBP regulations. We then sell those J List items individually in the US market. They each have an individual label with the US company name and address, and they all sit in a […]

  • Acceptable COO Marking on Shipping Containers

    Question: Hello, I could not find anything definitive in the regulations, so I am hoping someone out there has some input. For imports into the US, is having the manufacturer’s address on the carton the product is shipped in sufficient? Or does it need to be marked with an actual “Made in XX” statement? The […]

  • Country of Origin

    Question: Received some components with the country of origin listed as “Made in E.E.C.” which I assume is European Economic Community. Is this a valid marking? Answer 1: EU and EEC are not legal origin markings.  It should reflect the actual country in which it was produced. Answer 2: No.This proposed marking is not an […]

  • Product Labeling

    Question: In compliance language, is there a difference between “Made in” vs “Produced in”.  If there is no difference, can it be used interchangeably? Under what circumstance will either be appropriately applicable? Answer 1: For the United States and compliance with the requirements of 19 USC 1304 (19 CFR 134), there is no difference.   See […]

  • COO Marking for a J-List product

    Question: 19 CFR 134.33 (J-List) exempts nuts and bolts from the requirement that they must have the COO on the physical product itself.  The outer packaging that will reach the ultimate consignee still needs to be marked with the COO for the nuts or bolts. What if the nut and bolt are so large that […]

  • Marking List

    QUESTION: Does anyone know of a list of marking requirements by import country? Thanks! ========== Answer: I am not sure whether there is a list by country however, there are general requirements and separate marking rules for USMCA imports. Please refer to CBP’s Informed Compliance Document on their website and Title 19 CFR 143 for […]