§ Captain STRICKLAND
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what countries have adopted a system of marking of their imported manufactured imports; whether such countries demand a general or a specific place indication; and whether the marking covers the whole or part of the manufactured imports?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
The following is a statement of the position according to the information of my Department.
In most countries, legislation exists under which the country of origin must be shown as a counter-indication to any other mark which is regarded as liable to give a false impression as to the origin of goods. Apart from this requirement the countries in the list given below have legislated specifically so as to require all or certain imported goods to bear an indication of their origin.
Argentine: All goods must be marked.
Australia: Regulations have been issued affecting certain large classes of goods.
Canada: Marking orders have been made for only a few goods.
Denmark: Decrees have been issued affecting certain classes of goods.
France and French Colonies: Decrees have been issued affecting a large number of articles.
Norway: Decrees have been issued affecting certain classes of goods.
Sweden: A long list of goods is affected.
United States of America: All goods must be marked.856W
Uruguay: All goods are to be marked as from 1st January, 1936.
It should be noted that in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark certain goods must show the name of the country of origin, while for the other goods affected, a general indication of origin in prescribed terms is accepted. In the other countries in the list an actual indication specifying the name of the country of origin must be given.