The reason to identify the origin is so I can buy from any other country other than China. They are not our friend. There is nothing Anti-Oriental prejudice about not buying from China when your willing to purchase from any other oriental country. I don't like China, they are a communist country that has brought this country to it knees with their lying. I will not buy products from China. So identify the manufacturer origin or I don't buy. Trust me I see a lot of Chinese products sitting on the shelf. If this new to you wake up.