No Sweat Country of Origin Decision Tree

September 20, 2012
By Michelle Kelley

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Trying to manage product marking with an overseas supplier is a lot like the children’s game, telephone. Much of the original message can get lost as information is shared from person to person. If the instructions are wrong in the first place, then you’re almost guaranteed a losing battle. To avoid this, make sure your first step is the right one. Before you can mark your goods, you need to determine their country of origin.

This is where most importers baulk. How exactly does one determine country of origin? The next time you’re faced with this conundrum, use our country of origin decision tree to help you find your way.