"Made in USA" Legal and Certification Services
Arent Fox's Consumer Products practice has launched a targeted “Made in USA" task force that includes a soup to nuts Legal Certification Program. Arent Fox attorneys routinely provide legal guidance to companies seeking advice on “Made in USA” claims involving product labeling, packaging, and advertising.
Now companies can have our counsel formalized as a written legal opinion that can be produced for federal and state regulators and litigation purposes. Arent Fox's “Made in USA” Legal Certification Program is a proactive step available to companies to substantiate “Made in USA” claims. The program involves a comprehensive and independent, deep-dive evaluation of materials and manufacturing processes that are necessary when certifying US origin.
Given the new regulatory climate, we highly recommend this program for companies engaged in multi-country sourcing of raw materials, ingredients, components, and subassemblies. Companies that utilize complex assembly and manufacturing processes in the US should consider this program, which includes factory audits, in-depth accounting analyses, and legal evaluations conducted by Arent Fox attorneys with experience on FTC, customs, and accounting matters.
Arent Fox’s legal and accounting experience, in addition to our comprehensive understanding of consumer products, uniquely positions the firm to synthesize these disciplines into an industry certification standard that can be utilized by manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in support of their Made in USA claims.