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FTC Announces Largest-Ever Civil Penalty for Made in USA Labeling Fraud

February 1, 2024


Companies that claim to manufacture their products in America are on notice to refrain from falsely labeling their goods as “Made in USA” when they are in fact imported from overseas.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was constrained for many years from imposing monetary penalties on companies that engaged in this deceptive practice. The FTC would often issue consent orders on violating companies that were a mere slap on the wrist and carried little weight.

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