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Country-Of-Origin question


#1

Hi All,

So I’ve been searching around and have become confused about
something that I hope someone here can clear up. From what I
understand, jewelry (and pretty much anything else) that is imported
to the US must have a country-of-origin mark or tag. Yet, when I look
around at companies such as David Yurman (don’t mean to pick on him,
but it is a good example), I am unable to find any as to
where their product is made. There is no “imported” or “made in X” on
even the individual product pages. Am I missing something or does
that not need to be disclosed once the jewelry is in the country? Or,
does it merely need to appear somewhere on the packaging once the
product has been ordered (in the case of ordering from Yurman’s
online store)? I’m not looking to start a political conversation on
the pros and cons of importing and whatnot, but am genuinely confused
by the legal requirements of the markings. For example, if I buy a
silver pendant from Rio Grande that is made in Thailand, do I need to
disclose that on a retail website where I am trying to resell it?

Thanks you in advance for any help/insight any of you can offer!

Sincerely,
Erich C. Shoemaker


#2
From what I understand, jewelry (and pretty much anything else)
that is imported to the US must have a country-of-origin mark or
tag. 

The actual piece of jewelry does not need a mark or tag of origin.
this is purely for customs purposes, so “Country of Origin” is
required on customs (import/export) papers. This is because
customs/duties are different depending upon where the item is
produced. For example, items are duty-free if produced in certain
countries.

Janet in Jerusalem