Entirely true. I live in South Korea and if somebody think that this FTC regulation is a bit confusing in interpretation try to read and make sense of a free trade agreement. Once I was considering buying a piece of equipment from USA. I don’t remember if was a speaker or amp but it was big and heavy and accordingly the shipment. The final price being considerable I’ve tried to make some research if it is included in the FTA KOR-USA. I thought that will be relatively time consuming but not such difficult and was needed because if you claim FTA, in principle, you need a certificate of origin for the product and the category code from a product list subject to FTA. How wrong I was! After reading the FTA, annexes, addendums etc I’ve get drown into apparently endless products categorization lists and in the end I couldn’t say what was the correct category or code. Finally I decide that was too much risk becauste the custom fee if was applied was unbearable. Later on I’ve ordered a the Cavalli Liquid carbon amp from the 2nd batch. In addition to tha amp it was included also an Audioquest power cord and a nice promotional T-shirt with Cavalli logo. I was still uncertain about the product code but the risk of custom fees was smaller and I was optimist as I had already some orders from overseas that passed custom clearance without problems. This time was not the case so I’ve received a customs declarationform to fill. I did it and declared the product as FTA. Later on I've received a call phone from the customs that is a problem to be clarified with the origin of the product. Not speaking Korean I asked a friend to help and after a long confusing three party conversation where I was sure that the Amp is of USA origin it ends up in the fact that the customs agent accepted that the amp and the power cord were of US origin but the T-shirt was labeled MADE IN THAILAND . In the end I’ve paid a small fee and everyting was fine. I must say that the customs procedures here in Korea are, at least in my experience, reasonable and even if bureaucratic, the agents try to help as much as possible and not asking unreasonable proofs when something is to be clarified. Others than that, what is labeled on the product doesn’t matter for me too much and in case of companies as Schiit that are over transparent about their product engineering and manufacturing nothing more could be asked from us as customers. We also must keep in mind that no matter how good or clear is a regulation there will be a number of companies (maybe small number) that will abuse it. In the end this is as with any law or regulation, the majority of participants must go through this burdain due to the smaller numer of abusers.