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Old June 23rd 05, 02:57 PM
Rolf Blom
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Default U.S. airlines must now reveal where aircraft were built

On 2005-06-23 12:22, Robert J Carpenter wrote:
The problem with ALL the comments on this subject is that the original
story was sloppy reporting.

I think you will find that the rule does NOT say "BUILT", it says
"ASSEMBLED". There's a _world_ of difference (pun intended). A plane
can be _assembled_ in country U, even if every last part comes from
other countries. That would apparently satisfy this labeling law!!!
Yes it's xenophobic and intended to support company B, but the wording
was carefully chosen for the desired effect.



For this final assembly requirement, you could have a plane assembled in
whatever country, except the last non-essential part, fly it to a US
location, and screw in that part.

And the final assembly part is the plaque saying 'made in the US'?


(I recall some stories from long ago when low quality products were made
in a cheap-labour country, and their factories where named after various
other countries and the products were stamped as if made elsewhere.
Though at that time 'made in xxx' was more a quality assurance than
protectionism.)

/Rolf
 




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