On Monday, January 25, 2021, President Biden signed the executive order for the “Buy American” agenda, which aims to promote the purchasing of American-made products. This executive order also aims to bring back some of the jobs lost to COVID-19. The enactment of this plan would ensure the future is made in America by American workers.
Although the “Buy American” Act is nothing new, Biden’s strategy aims at allocating government resources in ways that haven’t been seen since World War II. Military and government contracts with foreign suppliers have increased in the past years due to loopholes in the previous “Buy American” Act. These loopholes allowed products to be labeled “Made in America, even when 50% of them were produced offshore.
The Biden plan aims to narrow the content rules when labeling products “Made in America” to reflect the work of the American people more accurately. Stricter penalties will be enforced for mislabeled products that make false advertisements of being manufactured in the United States.
The Biden “Buy American” order would reduce the current plan’s loopholes, making it difficult for federal agencies to contract or purchase from foreign countries. The executive order also targets small businesses by providing better access to information regarding contracting with the federal government. The enforcement of these regulations would prioritize the American public interest.
Many American manufacturers and small businesses have been struggling to remain afloat with the influx of foreign competition through marketplaces like Amazon and other non-credible websites. Flags.com is one of those small businesses being impacted.
Oftentimes American flag manufacturers will mislabel their products as made in the U.S. when produced offshore.To learn more about the “Certified Made in the U.S.A.” seal on our American flags, you can visit the Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) website.
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