January 20, 2016

Given the international nature of today’s marketplace, California enacted Senate Bill 633, which allows a product to have a “Made in USA” label even under circumstances where there are foreign-made components in the manufactured product. In an article published by the Daily Journal, partner Lee Brenner and senior associate Cathy Lee explain how the newly enacted bill may affect U.S. manufacturers and the class action landscape.

Multiple U.S. companies which sell products with minimal foreign component have been the subject of class action claims alleging violations of the former version of Section 17533.7 of the California Business and Professions Code. Senate Bill 633 amended Section 17533.7, and permits more products to qualify for a “Made in USA” label even where there are foreign components in the product.