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Hi teachers,

I have always encounter "Made in China / U.S / Vietnam" under the back of the products.

Which one does it mean "It is made in ..." or "It was made in.."?

Thank you.

Tinanam
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tinanam0102 I have always encounterd "Made in China / U.S / Vietnam" under the back of the products.

The product that you can now buy obviously was made in X.

But one can also say "...is made in X" when speaking about the product generally, including product that has yet to be made.

Tinanam
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Hi Canadian 45,

Thank you for your help.

I understand now the "was made in" but would you show me an example of "is made in" so I can understand it.

Best wishes,

Tinanam
All of our company's product is made in X. (similar to what I said before)

All of our company's products are made in X.
Made/ Manufactured/ produced in this usage functions as a participle adjective which is passive in natura.

"Made in China" = China is the country that produced this item/ or the item is made in China.
Many participle adjectives work the same way.
I am tired/ saddened/ exhuasted/ etc..
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Hi Canadian45 and dimsumexpress,

Thank you for answering my question. I'm sorry this has been really difficult for me to understand. I'm sorry could you confirm to me if:

"Made in China" on the back of a product is meant

It is made in China or

It was made in China

Similarly, The glass is imported from China and The glass was imported from China. In what circumstances would one say them properly.

Thank you.

Tinanam
tinanam0102"Made in China" on the back of a product is meant means
It is made in China.

or
It was made in China.

Don't worry too much about which one to say, because you can say either of the above. (See my other answers, which I really can't add much too.)

But again, if you are specifically talking about one bag or box of product in the store where it is sold, one could say that it is most correct to say "It was made in China".

Similarly, The glass is imported from China and The glass was imported from China. In what circumstances would one say them properly. same as above

tinanam0102"Made in China" on the back of a product is meant

It is made in China or

It was made in China
[This product] was [made in China].
tinanam0102The glass is imported from China and The glass was imported from China. In what circumstances would one say them properly.
Circumstance 1: Are you looking at the glass that has already been imported from China? Say: was imported. This means that that specific glass has already undergone the process of traveling from China. One glass, one trip from China.

Circumstance 2: Are you speaking abstractly about the general practice of importing this kind of glass from China? Say: is imported. This means that that kind of glass comes from China from time to time. Maybe usually, maybe once a month, maybe often, maybe not so often -- the exact timing doesn't matter. There are shipments of that sort of glass from China.

CJ
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Hi CalifJim, hi Canadian 45,

Thank you for giving me circumstances.

Have a wonderful day

Tinanam
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