How to Read the Country’s Origin Code In Barcode

The whole world is scared of China made ‘black hearted goods’. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your Information … the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made. 
Sample: all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan

This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products ‘made in china’, so they don’t show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690-695 then it is Made in China .

00-13~USA & Canada
20-29~ reserved for local use (shops/supermarkets)
30-37~France
380~France
383~Slovenia
385~Croatia
387~Bosnia-Herzegovina
400-440~Germany
45~Japan
46~Russian Federation
471~Taiwan
474~Estonia
475~Latvia
476~Azerbaijan
477~Lithuania
478~Uzbekistan
479~Sri Lanka
480~Philippines
481~Belarus
482~Ukraine
484~Moldova
485~Armenia
486~Georgia
487~Kazakhstan
489~Hong Kong
49~Japan
50~UK
520~Greece
528~Lebanon
529~Cyprus
531~Macedonia
535~Malta
539~Ireland
54~Belgium & Luxembourg
560~Portugal
569~Iceland
57~Denmark
590~Poland
594~Romania
599~Hungary
600-601~South Africa
609~Mauritius
611~Morocco
613~Algeria
619~Tunisia
621~Syria
622~Egypt
624~Libya
625~Jordan
626~Iran
627~Kuwait
628~Saudi Arabia
629~United Arab Emirates
64~Finland
690-695~China
70~Norway
729~Israel
73~Sweden
740~Guatemala
741~El Salvador
742~Honduras
743~Nicaragua
744~Costa Rica
745~Panama
746~Dominican Republic
750~Mexico
759~Venezuela
76~Switzerland
770~Colombia
773~Uruguay
775~Peru
777~Bolivia
779~Argentina
780~Chile
784~Paraguay
785~Peru~
786~Ecuador~
789~Brazil~
80-83~Italy
84~Spain
850~Cuba
858~Slovakia
859~Czech Republic
860~Serbia & Montenegro
869~Turkey
87~Netherlands
880~South Korea
885~Thailand
888~Singapore
890~India
893~Vietnam
899~Indonesia
90 -91~Austria
93~Australia
94~New Zealand
955~Malaysia
958~Macau

977~ISSN (International Standard Serial Number for periodicals)
978~ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
979~ISMN (International Standard Music Number)


Source : This information is verified on http://www.food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp121.htm – which has a more detailed and accurate list.

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