As China decides to slap tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. imports, including pork products it will have a direct impact on one of their own companies that operates in the US. Smithfield Foods has been owned by China since 2013.
Sometime in 2018 China will open the largest Sew Bot Factory in Arkansas and begin making shirts at a cost of only thirty-three cents each. While these shirts may have the Made in America label they will not be made by an American owned company.
Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of Clougherty Packing LLC, parent company of Farmer John and Saags Specialty Meats brands and PFFJ LLC farm operations from Hormel Foods Corporation.
Ironically when U.S. manufacturing moved to China, for example, so did some of our pollution. So it begs the question is the Clean Air Act responsible for the lack of smog in most major US cities or corporations moving overseas?
Trademarks and patents registered in the United States offer no protection in China. If a U.S. company has not registered its patents and trademarks in China. The manufacture and sale of those items in China and from China is perfectly legal.