Reporting country of origin should be required for online sales

I find it frustrating that there is no requirement to inform the customer of the country of origin of a product when it is purchased online. I often times have no idea what country something was made in until it arrives at my doorstep and I open the box.

According to the Customs and Border Protection document “Marking of Country of Origin on U.S. Imports” the purpose of this marking is:

To inform the ultimate purchaser in the United States of the country in which the imported article was made… The ultimate purchaser is generally the last person in the United States who will receive the article in the form in which it was imported.

When you buy something from an online retailer you don’t get to see this marking until you’ve already made the purchase.

The intent of this law is not being met.

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