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Passed House amended (09/04/1996)

Directs the Secretary of Commerce, on determining sufficient manufacturer interest, to contract for the establishment of a three-year toll-free number pilot program, funded entirely by manufacturers, to inform consumers whether a product is made in America or the equivalent. Provides for voluntary product registration by manufacturers and collection from manufacturers of fees sufficient to cover registration costs. Imposes penalties for knowingly registering a product that is not American made.