Is it necessary to paste the “Made in China” label on products?
The answer is definately YES! All products need to be pasted the “Made in China” label before they are shipped out, this is due to the US and EU custom’s requirement.
Let’s see the regulation from US custom:
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSIA), all consumer products exported to the United States require two traceability labels:
Mark the specific country of origin and batch number so as to be separated from other products, and trace back to the source when a problem occurs.
The label country of origin must be in English. It must be obvious and easy to identify. The method of pasting the label of origin must be reasonable and meet US customs standards.
In EU countries, they have similar situations:
In order to strengthen the current consumer product regulatory framework and consumer product safety, the European Commission proposed a series of legislative proposals on product safety and market surveillance on February 13, 2013. Under the bill, manufacturers or importers must ensure that all products sold in the EU, whether or not they come from the EU, indicate the origin of the product. If the product cannot be marked with the country of origin due to its size and / or nature, the country of origin must be marked on the packaging or attached documents. For products manufactured in a member state of the European Union, the country of origin label can indicate that the product’s country of origin is the European Union or the member state. In addition, the draft product safety regulation also requires that all products sold in the European Union must provide the name and address of the manufacturer.
Consequences if “Made in China” label is not pasted
Although many Amazon sellers says that they never met custom problem even they never paste the “Made in China” label in importing from China, recently we’ve heard problems in custom clearance in United States, particularly the Los Angeles Port, it is getting strict, and there are often customs deductions for non-compliant shipments. Once detained due to the problem of origin labeling, there are only two ways to deal with it: return or destroy.
There was a company that exported from China to the United States, but it was also ordered to be returned by the United States Customs because it did not have the “Made in China” label! Not to mention the loss of transportation costs, the delivery time was also seriously delayed!
How to avoid the issue of forgetting to paste “Made in China” label?
Now, there are many products selling on Amazon come from China, The7 Sourcing remind Amazon sellers to pay attention to such small issue, it is easy to avoid this issue, many Amazon seller make their FNSKU label and adds the English words ”Made in China” at the bottom, this is a good way to avoid pasting the “Made in China” label, as the FNSKU label is a must-have label while selling on Amazon, so the label will be always there on products, you may also put the ”Made in China” words while design your own product packing, so to avoid this problem, our designer will also remind you to put the words on the carton if you use our service. Please also remember to paste the “Made in China” on each package.
How to do if you do forget to paste and parcel is shipped out?
Let’s say just wait, be calm down and drink a cup of coffee, we can’t do anything before the parcel arrive to the destination custom, sometimes, the custom would release your parcels, it depends on what kinds of courier, it is not 100% that all parcels will be hold by custom if labels are not pasted.
As we said there are only two ways if your parcels are hold by custom due the labels issue, you may still return back to China. In Shenzhen China, there is a bonded zone, the parcels can be returned back to the bonded zone without paying importing tax, there you may paste the labels and send your parcels back again after everything is done properly.