Understanding the fine print
Understanding the fine print of a product is important because it could help you understand where it comes from. Of course, it is up to one’s personal preference when purchasing an item.
“Product of Italy”
When a product is labeled “Product of Italy,” it means that the product is 100% Italian.
All of the raw materials used in that product are originally from Italy.
Not only will Italian companies have products of Italy, but it is also possible that foreign companies sell things that are products of Italy.
“Made in Italy”
When a product is labeled “Made in Italy,” it means that the product was fabricated in Italy. There is no indication that the raw materials are 100% Italian.
It is possible that some Italian companies have products that are made in Italy, so the Italian company’s know-how will still be used for production.
It is also possible that a foreign company’s product can be labeled as made in Italy. In this case, the foreign company’s know-how is used.
“Imported from Italy”
When a product is labeled “Imported from Italy,” it means that a product was just simply sent from Italy to another country.
There is no indication as to what raw materials were used.
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