Lorex, "Made in China and/or Vietnam," Violates US Customs Law

By Isabella Cheng, Published Nov 23, 2021, 10:06am EST

Lorex fixed one US law violation but replaced it with another, IPVM has verified, after Costco/Dahua/Lorex responded to IPVM's report on product packages with no country of origin by placing "Made in China and/or Vietnam" stickers on its kits sold at Costco, a violation of the US Tariff Act.

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In this report, IPVM examines the "Made in China and/or Vietnam" stickers on kits sold at Costco and the legal issues involved, including guidance from past US Customs decisions and expert commentary from two trade attorneys.

Lorex ******* "**** ** ***** ***/** *******" ********

***** ***** *******-**-****** ******** to *** **** ** Costco ********* ******* ***** **** kits ** ****** ********** lacked *******-**-****** ********. *******, *** ******** are ***** **********, ***** the *********** ** ***** the **** *** ******* are ************ ****. **** checked * ********* ***** of *** **** ******* at * ****** ********* location *** ********* *** of ***** ***** **** labeled **** *** **** sticker, ***** *****:

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********* ** ****** *******, ~90% ** **** ***** imports ** **** ***** (i.e., *****) *** ******** in **** ****, ***** began ** ****** **** "Kangyin ***********" ** *******.

Violates ****** *** ** ****

*****'* *** ****** ************** *** ** *** Tariff *** ** **** (19 *.*.*. ****),*********** ** **** *** of *** **** ** Federal *********** (** ***§ ***).

** *** § ***.************** ****** **** *********** country-of-origin ******** ** ******** for *** ******* ** "foreign ****** ******** **** the ****** ******":

****** ******** ** ***, section ***,****** *** ** ****, ** ******* (** *.*.*. ****), ******** **** ***** article ********* ******(** *** *********) ******** into ********* *********** ** ****** ** a**************** ** *******, *********, and *********** ** *** nature ** *** ******* (or *********) **** ******, in **** ****** ** to ******** ** ********** *********** ********* ********* ******* **** ** the******* ** ******** *** *******, ** the **** ** *********** into ******************* ** ********* ******. ********** ** ******** excepted **** ******* ***** be ****** **** *** name ** ********** ** ******** *** ******* ****** the ********* ** **** excepted **** *******.

**** ***** **** ******** must ** ************ ****** as ** ***** **** come ****, *** **** the ******** ***** **** from ******* * ** Country * (*.*. ***** and/or *******). *******, *** product's ********* ********** **** be ******. **** ******* the ****** ********** ** main ********** ********** ** not **********.

** ******* *** ****** Patrol*** **** ** ***** that *** ******* ** this ***** ** ****** ********* to **** ******* ***** the ***** *** ******** so **** *** **** educated *********:

*** ******* ** *** marking ******* ** ******** in ****** ****** *. Frielaender & **., ** CCPA *** ** ***, C.A.D. *** (****), ***** the ***** ****** ****: "Congress ******** **** *** ultimate ********* ****** ** able ** **** ** an ********** ** *** marking ** *** ******** goods *** ******* ** which *** ***** ** the *******.The ******* ******* ** ** **** *** ***** ** **** ** *** **** ** ******** *** ******** ********* ***, ** ******* ***** *** ***** **** ********, ** **** ** *** ** ****** ** *** ****, ** **** ******* ****** ********* *** ****." [emphasis added]

** ******* *** ******** as "**** ** ***** and/or *******," ***** ******** the ******* ******* *** deceives ********* ***** ***** the ********* ** ****.

Dahua ** ********

**** ***** ***** *** comment ** *** ******, citing ******** **** *** current ******** ******** ** customs *** *** ***********. Although **** ********* ***** multiple ***** *** *******, Dahua *** *** ******* to *** ********.

Labels **** ******** ******* ** ******* ********

******** ******** ** * "product ** ******* * and/or *" ** *******, and ******* *** ****** Patrol (***) ********* ** similar ****** **** **** to ****, **** ***************** * ******* *** a ******* ** ****** ruling******* *** ******* ****** to "***** ******** ** alternative ******* ** ****** markings ** *** *******."

*** ******** ******* ******** wanted ** *** ********: "Made ** *** ** the ********* *********: ******, Ireland, ***** ** *****"; or "**** ** *** or **** ** *** following *********: ******, *******, China, ***** ** *.*.*.".

*** ***** **** ********'* labeling ** *** ********* carton, ***** **** *** specify ******* ***** ******* the ******* ***** **** but ****** ***** * list ** ******** *********, was ******* ** **** as *** ******* ****** was ************ ******* **** the ***** ******* ** origin *** *** ****** was ******** *** *** consumer ** ****, ** the ******** *** ******* the *******:

** ******* ****, ******* ruled **** ** ******** of ********** ***** *** mark *** ********* "******** Imported, *** ******* *** Country ** ******".********(***** **, ****).The **** **** ** ******** ****. ********, ***., **** **** ** **** *** ******* *** **** **** *** ******** ********* ** ******, *** **** **** *** *********** ** ******* *** **** ****** *** *** ****** ******* ** ******. ** ***** ** ******* *** **** **** ** *******, *** ****** **** ** ******** ******** *** ********* ** ******* *** ******* ***** ** ********. The marking on the product must meet the general Customs marking requirements of 19 U.S.C. 1304 and 19 CFR Part 134. [emphasis added]

*******, *** ***** **** generally, ** ** ******* policy ** **** ******** as * "******* ** Country * ** ******* B.":

*********, ******* ****** ** that ****** ***** *************, it ** *** ********** for ******** ** ** U.S.C. **** ** **** an ******* **** *** legend "******* ** **** or ****".

Kit ******** ********

*** ******** ****** ** not ********** ********* ** Lorex's *********, ******* *** Logitech ******** **** *** kitted. ******* ******* ******* is ***** *** ****** ********* a ***** *** ******* ******** ****** ***** from ****** *** **** a **** ****-**** ******* and **-**** *******.

*** *** ***** **** the ***** *** *** must ** ******* "********** Made ** ******, ******* Made ** **** ****" because *** ******* "** terms****** ***** *** ******** we [***] ** *** consider *** ******* ** be ** ************* *********." The ******* ********* *** ~13.7% ** *** ***** kit ****. *** ***** that ** **** ** the ********** *** ******* are ******* ******* **** the ***** ******* ** origin ** *** ******* of *** ***, **** the ********** ***** ** not **** ** ** marked.

CBP ******* ******* ** *** ***** *****

*****'* *** ******** ***** to ******* ******** ********** to **** *** **** Logitech *** **** ***** aid *** *******. *****'* $399.99 ****, ***** *** labeled, *** ****** **** tape ** *** *** and ******, ***** ***** it ********* *** ********* to **** *** *** in *** ********* ** check **** ******* ********* to ****** *** ***** the ********** **** ****.

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Expert ******** **** ***** *********

*** ***** ********* ******* out ****** **** *****'* "Made ** ***** ***/** Vietnam" ********, ********* **** the ***** "**** *** meet *** ************ ** the ****** ***."

**** ******************* ******** ************ ** ****:

IPVM Image*** ***** **** *** meet *** ************ ** Section *** ** *** Tariff *** *** ************ Customs ***********. ***** ***** to ** * ********** statement ** *** ****** of **** ** *** major ********** ** *** set. * ********* ***** says "**** *** ******* are **** ** ***** and/or *******", ****** **** the *********** ****, ** a ***** ***, **** items ***** ** ******* or **** ***** ***** be **********. ****** *** manufacturer *** *** ********* and ****** ********* ** both ***** *** *******, the *********, ** ******** to ***** *********, ***** be ********* *****.

**** ** ********* **** Customs ***** ******** ** the ******, *** ***** cameras, ** ****'** ** store *******, *** ****** beyond ***'* ******* ** regulate. ***** ***** ** State ******** *** ********** laws **** ***** ** violated, *** * ********** might ****** * ********* of *** ****** ***. Most ******, *** ******* in ******* *** *** remedied.

****** ****** ***** ****** ******* ** ****** R. ******, *.*.*.**** ****:

IPVM Image********,*** **** *** ***** disjunctive ******, *.*., *** of “***/**”. ***** *** CBP ******* ** **** so ****** *** ***** should **** ***** **** with * ****** *** of ******** ** *** website, *** ********** **** been ****. * ***’* think **** *** ***** accept *** ****** **** of *** ****** ********* since *** *** ****** be ****** ****** ********, unless **** **** ******** authorization ** *** **.

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*** ******** ** ***** Lorex ******** ******** *** US ****** ***, ******* the "**** ** ***** and/or *******" ******** ** them. ********* *** ** easily ******** ***** ** cannot ** ******* ********** by **** ******** ***** the ******** **** ************.

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** *** ******** ******** in *** *** *** individually *******, *** ********, and **** ****** ** a *** **** ** the **, **** **** still ******* *** *** regulations? **** *** ***** are ********, **** *** correctly *******.

* ***** * *** of *** ****** ******** models *** ****** **** in *** **.

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********* *****. ***** **** to **** *** ******.

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** *** ******** ******** in *** *** *** individually *******, *** ********, and **** ****** ** a *** **** ** the **, **** **** still ******* *** *** regulations? **** *** ***** are ********, **** *** correctly *******.

**** **** *** ******* the *** *********** - to ** *****, ** example ***** **: * camera ** ******* "**** in *****", ******** **** the **, ********* * DVR ******* "**** ** Vietnam." ***** *** ** inherent ****** **** ****, as **** ** *** final *** ****** ************* ************, ********* ***** the ***** ** "****** Made ** *****, *** Made ** *******." *** "Camera *** *** **** in ***** ***/** *******" as ***** *** **** here.

***** ****** ** **** kitting ****** ******** ** not ********** "*********** **************" so **'* ********** * no-no ** *** ******** things ******** *** **** the *** "**** ** USA." **** ****'* **** an ***** **** **'** seen ** *** ******.

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* ******** *** ***** disrespect *** *** *** around *** **** ** both ***** *** ******.

*************.

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****** *** *** ***** be ****-*-**** **** ***** and *** **** **** on ***……

*** ****** *** ** remains ******** *** *********** vigilant ** ********* *** statutes, *** ***** ******** effort ** ***** ********** is ****. **** ** definitely * “**** ** an **** *** ****’** gonna **** ** *****” type ** *********.

******, *** ***** ****, better ******* ** **** and **** **** ****. Not **** *** **** are, ** * *******, going ** *** *** of ***** *** ** protect **** ******* ** “just ******* ******* ******”. Wheres ***** **********? ****** something **** ** **** relationship **** ** ******* and ** ******* **** it **.

*** ******** ****** ***** to **** ******** ** this *** **** ** a ***-***** ** ****** refusing ** *** **** product.

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** ** *** **** is ***, **** **’* legal?

****** **** * *** for *** *** ***** box ****** ****.

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** ***** ****** *** Lorex *** **** **** in ***** *****. ******* this *********.

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***, **** ** * Lorex *** *** *****!

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**** ********** **** ** untrustworthy ******* **** *******, why ** * *** surprised. * **** **** fines *** ********* ** order *** **** ******* offence.

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*** **** **** *** big **** ** - I *** ***** **** of ****** *** *** time ;)

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*** **** ** *****!

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