Title 38, Chapter 4:  Labeling of Imported Products


401.     Short title.
402.     Definitions.
403.     Deceptive labeling of imports prohibited.
404.     Violation - Enjoinment.
405.     Violation - Civil penalty.

      401.  Short title.

     This chapter is known and may be cited as the "Deceptive Labeling of Imports Act."

Source:  PL 2_32 1.

      402.  Definitions.

     As used in this chapter:

(1)     "Foreign product" means any item or good manufactured, produced, grown, or assembled outside the Federated States of Micronesia.

(2)     "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, foreign government, or other entity.

Source:  PL 2_32 2.

      403.  Deceptive labeling of imports prohibited.

(1)     It is unlawful for any person to import into the Federated States of Micronesia for sale any foreign product with a name, mark, symbol, language, or identification of any sort which falsely suggests manufacture, growth, or assembly of the product in the Federated States of Micronesia.

(2)     The prohibition of this section does not apply where the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia or of the States have expressly authorized the use of any name, mark, symbol, language, or identification of any sort.

Source:  PL 2_32 3.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks are found in title 35 of this code.

      404.  Violation - Enjoinment.

     The Attorney General of the Federated States of Micronesia may bring legal action to enjoin violations of this chapter, and for civil penalties.

Source:  PL 2_32 5.

      405.  Violation - Civil penalty.
 
     Any person who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation.

Source:  PL 2_32 4.