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I can't picture other countries (especially in the EU) going along with this - wouldn't it mean that the now carefully-guarded origin names (like Champagne, Parmesan, etc) would also have to become meaningless?
That's the other problem. The Irish government has had a "Guaranteed Irish" brand thing going on for years to help safeguard Irish jobs. That'd go screaming out the window, along with the jobs.

A better way might be, "Made in America, with Indonesian cotton," or something like that.
This came from an article in World News Daily. I'm sure there's no possible way the situation could have been misrepresented.
I saw that link, which describes this as an "initiative". There is no mention of "eliminating country-of-origin labels," or if there were, I missed it.

I also see this observation which WND chose not to address, perhaps because it has too many big words: The statistical bias created by attributing the full commercial value to the last country of origin can pervert the political debate on the origin of the imbalances and lead to misguided, and hence counter-productive, decisions.

Here's another counter view from those unreconstructed Marxists over at MSNBC:

"Today, an “American” car sold in Chicago may have rolled off an assembly line in Tennessee with parts made in a dozen different countries. ... But it takes roughly 40 pages to spell out the FTC’s rules of the road for companies that want to make the Made in America claim. And those are just one of a half dozen separate sets of rules that apply to “country of origin” labeling."

I think that this is actually a very complicated issue which can't easily be unwound with a "Made in the USA" label here and there. As far as I can tell, the main point behind the "Made in the World" initiative is to highlight how absurd the distinction is, since very few products that we use are ever made chiefly in one country any more.
Good point. The question, then, is how do we go about making the labels more honest?

We have the same situation here in the UK and back home in Ireland.
Ingredients lists for all components making up X% or more of the final value of the product. It works for food labeling, after all.
It doesn't have to be on a permanently sewn label, there's way more text than that on the various tags and labels and other stuff you have to cut off a shirt now.
This is hilarious, given the hypocrisy of calling China an enemy while getting into debt with them. But yeah, that is silly.
The "Made in XXX" was originally intended for discrimination purposes. But that backfired already in the 19th century and after WWI.
Yep. FUD to scare the people back home into backing you, deals to keep the people abroad paying you.
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