United States Code

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§ 3546.
Use of domestic products
Prohibition against fraudulent use of “Made in America” labels

A person shall not intentionally affix a label bearing the inscription of “Made in America”, or any inscription with that meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States, if that product is not a domestic product.


The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Secretary of Agriculture shall each submit, before January 1, 1994, a report to the Congress on procurements of products that are not domestic products.

“Domestic product” defined
For the purposes of this section, the term “domestic product” means a product—
that is manufactured or produced in the United States; and
at least 50 percent of the cost of the articles, materials, or supplies of which are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.
(Pub. L. 102–550, title IX, § 920, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3883.)
cite as: 42 USC 3546