It's a good question... very little info available online for this model and year (can't find a single other image of it). Previous owner says it was purchased in Hong Kong, so my best guess is this is US kit, perhaps assembled in Taiwan...? Who knows...
Yes makes sense about the assembly - I remember aluminium raleigh RSP which were painted and assembled in England’s tubes were actually fabricated and welded in Taiwan - and im sure they had made in England on the frame somewhere (correct me if I’m wrong)
That’s come out perfect, just looks so ‘right’. The old school paint schemes really look good don’t they, better than a lot of modern stuff. Nice touch on the blue cable outers to match the pin striping on the frame, good attention to detail there.
Have fun on it.