Legal Memorandum - Business

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Designer jean company, Narcissus Denim Co, is looking to either move or expand it's manufacturing to the Mexico. The jeans are “made in the USA”, but currently the raw material, and the majority of the jeans are currently fabricated in the United States. They employ 75 people. The company was started five years ago in Nashville, TN, and has seen steady growth in the United States. Narcissus Denim currently fabricates its denim jeans in the USA, with only some of the materials coming from China. The cost of raw materials and manufacturing domestically have become too expensive, so Narcissus needs look outside of the USA. Narcissus is aware of other creators of designer apparel that have gotten bad press for using the “Made in the USA” label because the brands only make a portion each piece of their apparel in the USA. The purpose of this memorandum is to examine the possibility of bringing to the USA neighbor by working with “Maquiladora”, the Spanish word for manufacturer, in Mexico. Aspects of US law, international legal implications, as well as the ethical implications of moving this portion of the company to Mexico are the primary focus areas of research.

Domestic Legal and Ethical Implications:
Narcissus Denim was founded and gained success because of the quality of the product, in great part because the apparel is “made in the USA”. In order to create a portion of the product in Mexico and keep the “made in the USA” label, Narcissus Denim must ensure at least a portion of jeans be manufactured in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission is the governing body and requires certain standards be met.

These standards are also monitored by the commission, “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is charged with preventing deception and unfairness in the marketplace. The FTC Act gives the Commission the power to bring law enforcement…...

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