Originally Posted by rwestley
The Marantz 8012 was made in Japan I put in a list for dealers and many still showed up. It is also in stock at several places. I wonder if Amazon is correct.
It should be remembered that Made in Japan
, or another country outside of the United States, doesn't mean that all parts of the product, perhaps even any of the sub-assemblies, are actually made in Japan.
The Made in Japan labeling typically has meant for sure that the final assembly is done in Japan. Given the cost advantages that have existed with manufacturing products in China, it is very unlikely that an electronic product will be be made with 100%, or even close to 100%, Japanese content. This may not be true for Denon/Marantz, but it is the common practice.
This link gives a very high level overview of all this.
This reality is different from Made in the United States labeling where essentially all of the production must occur in the United States. Common U.S. labeling now is assembled in U.S. from U.S. and foreign made components. This can mean very little labor is actually expended in the U.S or that U.S. manufactured components are used.
With the imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods the requirements to claim that a product is made in a particular country, say Vietnam or Japan, and not in China, have become more strict. It is possible that products that were claimed to be made in say Japan, Taiwan or anywhere else, will now not qualify for that labeling unless the content from those countries is increased.
For products that have Chinese components, where the components are also sold as repair parts, it would seems likely that tariffs will be charged on the repair parts, since those parts would be 100% from China.
I'm not a lawyer or an expert in trade matters. If others have knowledge on this subject please comment.