Made in America – It’s Not What You Think

Courtesy of Miles Free, PMPA, on the Speaking of Precision Blog.

The Executive Order Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers has been getting a lot of attention on line as a new effort to drive consumers to buy stuff Made In America. Our close reading of this order however, reveals it to apply only to federal government purchases. We appreciate this initiative, but are dismayed at how little folks seem to know about the various Buy America,  Buy American, Made in America, Made in USA,  phrases, their differences, and their applicability.

Made in America

President’s Biden  January 25th Made in America Executive Order only applies to the roughly $600 billion in annual federal government procurement spending. It does not apply to commercial sales.

“Made in America Laws” means all statutes, regulations, rules, and Executive Orders relating to Federal financial assistance awards or Federal procurement, including those that refer to “Buy America” or “Buy American,” that require, or provide a preference for, the purchase or acquisition of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States, including iron, steel, and manufactured goods offered in the…

Read the full op-ed by Miles Free on the Speaking of Precision blog!

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