New country of origin rules could threaten ‘Made in Britain’ label

Recent EU proposals to change how the country of origin of a commodity is determined, have been condemned by manufacturers in the UK.  At the moment, a commodity’s  country of origin is defined as the place it underwent its “last, substantial, economically justified process or working”. However, under the proposals a commodity’s origin would be determined by the most costly element, with 45% of the product’s value coming from the country specified on the label. Business groups are arguing that many manufacturers would be forced to drop their “Made in Britain” label, but a European Commission spokesman disagreed with this, saying the “Made in” label would have more legal protection.
Read more about the proposals at:
http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/
future-of-made-in-britain-label-in-jeopardy-following-new-eu-proposal/

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