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Most fireworks in the US consumed by consumers (those stands) are made in the USA. You can check the packages, but the most used brands like TNT, Blackcat etc are all manufactured by Americans in America.
The manufacture and distribution of the Product Line is being managed by Shiu Fung Fireworks, a division on Li & Fung, who is now a $6 billion publicly traded company in Hong Kong. Over the past couple of years, Shiu Fung has invested heavily in its infrastructure and now oversees the operations of its certified factories from its state-of-the art facilities in Liuyang, China.
A division of the multi-billion dollar Li & Fung Corporation, Shiu Fung Fireworks, Ltd. manages the production of the Black Cat® brand of Fireworks in dozens of factories throughout China. The Supply Chain Management techniques developed and perfected by Li & Fung are uniquely used by Shiu Fung in the Fireworks industry.
In 2010, the U.S. imported $190.7 million in fireworks from China. That represents the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imports and puts China close to U.S. fireworks production, valued at $231 million in 2007. U.S. makers exported $37.0 million worth of fireworks in 2010.
Also in 2010, the U.S. imported $3.2 million of American flags. Most, $2.8 million worth, came from China, a first toehold in the $150 million domestic market for the Stars and Stripes, which American makers still command. U.S. exports were far lower, with the nation exporting only $486,026 in U.S. flags in 2010, a majority of which were purchased in Mexico.
That's especially worrying since, according the American Pyrotechnic Association, 98 percent of fireworks used in backyards and front lawns across America are manufactured in China.
Should we-the-peeps encourage Congress to tell China "Okay, we owe you too much already. Stop sending us your crap, everything except the fireworks. And we'll collect all the money from their sale and send it to you. We estimate the debt will be settled in about five years."