As the Senate discusses the possibility of implementing legislation that would force online retailers to label the origin of their products, web giant Amazon, along with other major retailers, continue to lobby to abort the bill, given that most of its revenue comes from selling products manufactured under the Chinese regime and consumers would be looking to stop purchasing them.
As reported by Fox Business, there is a strong tendency for U.S. consumers to pretend to know where the products they get are manufactured, including those purchased online.
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill that would require any online retailer to disclose the origin of the product it sells, as is the case with products sold on the shelf.
The bill came more than a year after the pandemic caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus, which exposed the widespread corruption of the Chinese regime, as well as various perverse forms of production of the regime based on the enslavement of millions of political and religious prisoners.
In this context, a large part of Americans began to consider the idea of responsible consumption, avoiding feeding with their purchases a system such as that of the Chinese communist regime. According to a survey published by Bloomberg, 80% of consumers prefer to pay a little more for products that are not manufactured in China.
On a separate issue, and no less important, during the presidency of the Republican Donald Trump, the capacity of the United States to reactivate its productive industry based on domestic production became evident. Of course, products of Chinese origin, produced under a system of slavery, do not generate fair competition with domestic products.
Why would Amazon be against publishing the origin of the products it sells? The answer is simple: a lot of money.
Amazon has been making record profits by selling an unthinkable amount of cheap products from Chinese factories. It is estimated that up to 75% of all new products marketed through Amazon come from there, Fox Business reported.
In addition, thanks to changes in U.S. customs policy, any product of Chinese origin priced up to $799 on its website can enter the country completely duty-free.
Reality shows that the Chinese regime provides a massive source of annual profits for large retailers, which care more about importing cheaply manufactured goods than quality U.S.-made products that also create jobs.
Despite consumer criticism of poor-quality products from China, Amazon has shown no interest in redirecting its sales to better U.S.-made alternatives.
In conclusion, the major retailers have demonstrated that they do not have the slightest ethical business responsibility to consider a change of strategy that would benefit both the United States by developing local products and their consumers who want to buy higher quality products.
On the contrary, they are focused on exerting pressure to prevent the implementation of any change that could affect their substantial profits, as is the current case of the bill promoted by Senator Baldwin, which, if implemented, would expose the number of Chinese products marketed by the retail giant, which could have a direct negative impact on sales.