Groan.

Via Roger Simmermaker:

The World Trade Organization is moving closer to eliminating country-of-origin labels and replacing them with “Made in the World” initiative labels because they say we need to “reduce public opposition to free trade” and “re-engineer global governance.”

An America that prides itself on independence and celebrates that independence every year on July 4 should want absolutely no part in allowing the advancement of global governance that aims to eliminate the one thing that allows American consumers to know from where the products they buy originate: The “Made in USA” label.

To be sure, the “Made in USA” label alone does not tell the entire story where all the jobs are located for every product that is made, since it does not include where jobs such as engineering, research and development, design, testing, administration, advertising, marketing, etc. are located. It also doesn’t indicate who owns the company making a given product, which would reveal where the profits go, where the taxes are paid, and, a good indication of which country has many of the jobs types listed in the previous sentence.

But the answer to the incompleteness of what the current “Made in USA” label does reveal is not to scrap country-of-origin labels like the “guided-by-global-governance” World Trade Organization wants to do altogether, but rather to keep and strengthen our current country-or-origin labels and supplement them with even more information.

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HT: JJ