John S. Connor would like to take this opportunity to remind our importing community that the transition period for a proper country of origin marking for items made in Hong Kong is coming to an end.
This action is the result of the Executive Order issued by the President on July 14th, 2020. The original Federal Register Publication can be found here
Manufacturers have until September 25, 2020 to change country of origin markings from “Made in Hong Kong” to “Made in China”. Items entered or withdrawn for consumption into the U.S. after that date must comply with the change.
Failure to properly mark an item with the correct country of origin can result in the imposition of a 10% penalty as per 19 USC 1304 unless a current marking exception applies.
Our compliance group would be happy to answer any questions you may have on this announcement or any other trade related issues. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org