Renuka Rayasam Talks Labeling On The New Yorker’s Currency Blog

September 4, 2013

Today, companies in Europe apply origin labels only if they want to… and if a German clothier does most of its production of a shirt in, say, North Africa or Asia, but puts the final details on the item in Germany, it can still use a label claiming the item was “Made in Germany.” Two members of the European Commission, Tonio Borg from Malta and Antonio Tajani from Italy, instead want manufacturers to carefully track the location of each production stage and then label their products as being made in the place where the most value was added.