Why do products have to say "Made in..." whatever country they were made in?

Why do products have to say, "Made in China" for example? Can't we just leave it out?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    People want that information, some countries don't trade with each other so if you see something made in a country that doesn't trade with the country you live in it might be contraband or counterfeit, also some people don't want to buy from certain countries for moral issues, some countries don't pay enough to their workers, jewelry from african countries is usually related to enslaved workers and products from china are usually related to overwork, or moral issues like not wanting to fund a the economy of a country for a war you're against.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because the law of the United States says that a product has to be so labeled.

    Some people want to only buy products made in the USA, to support local jobs. Other people want to avoid products made in Communist countries, like China, because they think that these products might be poisonous or unsafe somehow, as the governments there are too corrupt to enforce consumer safety laws.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For custom purpose, sales tariffs, product safety assurance, and other international/domestic policies. In the US, there are laws that prohibit the import of particular goods/parts from certain (blacklisted) countries or part of the world to protect particular industries or trade groups.

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  • 1 decade ago

    People like to support different economies, so they want to know where the items they are purchasing were made. Buying local products helps local growth.

  • 1 decade ago

    Consumers have the right to know where the product is made.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes! exactly! It is relevant to your certificate of origin===>>> tariff, tax, copyright ===>>>protecting consumers, image of country ===>>> protecting their trade from the products which have design same.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think its a Customs thing. Really with todays BAR CODES we really don't need it anymore other than that countries national pride

  • 1 decade ago

    let me ask you. if you ate something and you found out you were sick as a dog from it. go to the hospital and find out it had ecoli or some other poison. wouldn't you want to know where it came from......

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because certain people need to launch a moral crusade about where their panties and boxers were made.

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