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The Buy America Act: Full Analysis

Over the course of our nation’s history, the federal government has passed laws that helps stimulate American manufacturers over foreign companies for goods and services. One of those pieces of legislation is the Buy America Act, passed in 1982 as part of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (more on that in a bit). More recently, the Buy America Act and others have received a heightened focus from President Trump and the Executive Branch as they …

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The Buy American Act: Is It Actually Effective?

Over the few hundred years of our country’s existence, the U.S. government has frequently passed legislation that gives advantages to domestic companies to stimulate the U.S. economy. One of these pieces of legislation is the Buy American Act, passed in 1933. But are laws like these actually effective? We’ll get into all that and more as we break down the Buy American Act. What is the Buy American Act? The Buy American Act was passed …

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How to Spot Made in the USA

With so many different marketing materials and product packaging out there, it can be tough to tell which products are made in the USA. In this guide, we go over: FTC guidelines for brands who claim their products to be made in the USA, phrasing and imagery to look out for, other best practices for checking country of origin, and debunk some common myths. Summary of FTC Guidelines The Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, is …

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