“Made in Canada” and “Product of Canada”?
Have you ever bought products made in Canada? What products do you like the most? Do you know the difference between the labels “Made in Canada” and “Product of Canada”? Goods made in Canada are highly regarded for quality as one of top country brands in the global market.
To use the label “Product of Canada”, Government of Canada, through Competition Bureau Canada, regulates that all or virtually all (at least 98%) of the total direct costs of producing or manufacturing the good must be incurred in Canada. For the “Made in Canada” claims, at least 51% of the total direct costs of producing or manufacturing the good must be incurred in Canada. In addition, the last substantial transformation of the good must also occur in Canada for both labels. All other types of Canadian products that don’t meet these requirements must be clearly labeled by different means of production, such as “Assembled in Canada with foreign parts”, or “Designed in Canada”, etc.
Source: Competition Bureau Canada http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/