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Topic - Alan Uke
U.S. consumers may be surprised to learn many products bearing the label "Made in America" are largely built outside of the United States. The practice exploits a little-known loophole in the product-label system that one California businessman says he is determined to expose.
"They actually take the American stuff off the shelf, because they don't want you to buy it," he explained.
"Companies are gaming these rules," said Alan Uke, owner of a specialty lighting manufacturer and author of "Buying America Back," which lays out a strategy that he is hoping lawmakers on Capitol Hill will consider.