The proposal would have the Secretary of Commerce establish "America Star" labels and set the standards that a product shall meet in order to bear a particular America Star label. The labels shall be consistent with public perceptions of the meaning of descriptions of the extent to which a product is manufactured in the United States.
A manufacturer that wishes to have a product certified as meeting the standards of an America Star label may apply to the Secretary for certification in accordance with such procedures as the Secretary shall by rule establish.
In establishing the America Star labels and operating the America Star Program, the Secretary shall consult with the Federal Trade Commission to ensure consistency with the requirements enforced by the Commission with respect to representations of the extent to which products are manufactured in the United States.
In establishing the America Star labels and operating the America Star Program, the Secretary should consult with private-sector companies that have developed labeling programs to verify or certify to consumers the extent to which products are manufactured in the United States.
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