Understanding the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in USA” Standard

Product Id : FDA05
Instructor : Randi S. Waltuck Barnett
Jan 19, 2017 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Description:

Manufacturers and marketer who use the phrase “Made in USA” to market their products are required to meet virtually all or all the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission or face appropriate arm of the law.  

“Made in USA” stands out as an attractive tagline, not only for the consumers, marketers and manufacturers, but also for attorney, regulators as well as plaintiffs. This webinar presentation provides an overview of FTC requirements regarding the “Made in USA” labelling.  The speaker will take the attendees through some of the recent actions to evaluate the effective techniques that can be used to respond to regulatory inquiries. 

Additionally, this webinar will address the changes made to California’s “Made in USA” standards and the related issues that are involved to adequately sustain an origin claim for global and domestic traders.

Key session points:

  • FTC standards regarding the “Made in USA” claims
  • The details regarding the recent changes in California standards
  • How manufacturers and marketers can evaluate if their company’s claim of “Made in USA” would endure all inspections
  • How to respond when you receive a regulatory inquiry concerning a “Made in USA” labeling
  • Enforcement policies
  • On-going internal controls
  • Considerations that are related to origin claims such as customs
  • How to deal with several origin determinations

Why you should attend:

When you attend this webinar session, you are going to gain from the following:

  • Understand what is permissible for you to use in maximizing sales opportunities while implementing a strict control to avoid any substantial penalties
  • Know and understand guiderails, their interpretation and implementation in your products and processes. This also includes the BEST PRACTICES under LEAN & Six Sigma practices
  • In continuous efforts in balancing interdependent global economy with the domestic policy objectives, place of origin of goods is very essential in minds of marketers who are after finding competitive advantage

Who should attend:

  • CEOs
  • Directors
  • Vice presidents and C-Level professionals
  • Legal counsel
  • Trade compliance
  • Packaging & Labeling 
  • Marketers and advertisers
  • Sales and Business developers
  • Purchasing and outsourcing
  • Regulatory Affairs
Speaker Profile:

Ms Waltuck Barnett is a very well-respected professional in global trade, as she has created as well as implemented domestic and global trade compliance programs in various industries for both small and large firms. She attributes her experience in the $5B oversight, 65-location Honeywell division, 17-location Motorola division, Dell Inc. Global Trade Optimization and many others.

She has also worked in the field of international trade in different industries for more than 20 years. Ms Waltuck has experience and achievements from multi-million dollar global supply chain savings from different legal theories, identifying appropriate technology tools such a “compliance on shoestring” practices and end-to-end global trade mitigation processes.

Ms Waltuck has been a board member on various organizations such as the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI). She is also International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) charter member as well as a regularly sought after speaker in trade and supply chain conferences by different prominent conference organizers such as ICPA, Marcus-Evans, Richardson Conference Events and American Conference Institute.

Ms Waltuck holds a degree in International Business, MBA in Finance and is also a licensed custom broker. She started her J.D. International Trade Law pursuit. She is also a Certified Instructor of Motorola, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, ready to attend to trade compliance, global trade strategy and operations needs.


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