I've got no problem getting quality import stuff and yet I can see that for many companies even with some disparity in production cost, they don't see much benefit after all the other costs of export in marketing their high-end stuff to the USA: first they have to fight the negative image of cheap asian import, and second they have to compete with the domestic preference in higher-end goods. I'll point to a situation that I went through recently where I was trying to decide on a 4" machinist's vise for my new desktop mill. I could go $150-200 for a cheap import vise from a variety of sources, I could spend $400 for a reputable US-brand that sells quality import parts (Glacern) or I could have gone with a full-domestic, known quality standard of Kurt for $550. On one hand, the Kurt stuff supports US industry and that's good, and on the other hand the Glacern would be almost identical in quality and utility as far as my concerns go, and $150 difference is enough to buy a nice set of collets. In the end I had to go with bang for the buck so I went with Glacern, as they were offering something made overseas (I believe from Taiwan) to good standards, and charging enough less than the US-made equivalent to justify the savings. If the price difference was $50, I would have gone Kurt no question. Another factor that I will admit is that the Glacern is black and steel, while the Kurt is blue and steel, and the blue and steel matches the color scheme of my mill very nicely which would have actually been worth some price increase on top of whatever the other differences were. (The epilogue to that anecdote is that a week later I got an email from Enco with a 20% off code that would have dropped the price of the Kurt vise to be the same as the Glacern, and I contemplated putting the Glacern up on ebay for a few dollars off my cost, just so I could turn around and get the Kurt... but I held off. I may still decide to go that way next time one of those specials comes around... so if anyone wants a brand new Glacern 4" vise for a few bucks less than retail...) I've got zero problem buying import goods if the quality matches my needs for the cost, is the bottom line, and I don't mind buying something that needs a little TLC if the costs are worth it. But I also will pay extra for something that has the right fit and finish (and color scheme) if it's reasonably within a budget.