“Made in the World” as opposed to …..

…not made in the world?

From the masterminds of The World Trade Organization


Today, companies divide their operations across       the world, from the  design of the product and manufacturing of components       to assembly and marketing, creating international production chains. More and more  products are “Made in the World” rather than “Made in the UK” or “Made in  France”. The statistical bias created by attributing the full commercial value  to the last country of origin can pervert the political debate on the origin of  the imbalances and lead to misguided, and hence counter-productive, decisions. The  challenge is to find the right statistical bridges between the different  statistical frameworks and national accounting systems to ensure that  international interactions resulting from globalization are properly reflected  and to facilitate cross border dialogue between national decision makers.


Ummmm. Okay sooo…. basically they want lables on products that say made in the world instead of just the country of origin? And that is suppose to help free trade or something. Maybe I am just to dense to see the world altering benefits of new inclusive labling. Pehaps someone could explain it to me.

Here is the link to the WTO


8 thoughts on ““Made in the World” as opposed to …..

  1. Erica says:

    Well, as opposed to “made in imagination”, perhaps… In this cyberspace, image-projecting, potential-evaluating era, maybe that does count for something?

  2. rainbowheartlove says:

    Is that what you put when one part was made in China and another in Germany while it was assembled in USA? 🙂

  3. lindagallery says:

    Have never heard of Made in the World, and can’t understand a word of Mr. Pointy Ears…thx for great blog! As representative of American artists and American products, I think I will keep labeling everything Made in the USA.
    I stumbled onto your blog as I represent Mark Bittner, (Views from the Hill, blog) author and photographer. Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
    So glad to hv found you!!

  4. Hmm… I may be wrong, but isn’t it a bit of a stretch to say made in the world when it’s only in two or three countries. But then again it would be a nice refresher from made in China, I’m REALLY sick of seeing those labels everywhere…

  5. yousuf says:

    really interesting article
    labels are too much agree

  6. paywindow7 says:

    Maybe having a “product chain” that crisscrosses the latitudes and longitudes of the world eases the worry that that if our new product goes into the porcelain throne or if someone is injured then “who they gonna sue”?
    Bye the bye, I’m a new follower and I’m enjoying your writing.

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