marking: country of origin
The physical markings on a product that indicate the country of origin where the article was produced.
(U.S. Customs) U.S. Customs laws require each imported article produced abroad to be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article permits, with the English name of the country of origin, to indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the name of the country in which the article was manufactured or produced. Articles which are otherwise specifically exempted from individual marking are an exception to this rule. See United States Customs Service.