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Bar Codes: Understanding Retail Bar Codes

The bar code does not necessarily indicate country of origin

Bert Moore

There has been a number of postings recently claiming that the initial digit of a GS1 (EAN/UPC) bar code indicates the product's country of origin. That's not necessarily the case. The first digit(s) of a retail bar code only indicates the location of the company that registered the product and sometimes identifies a special implementation such as whether it is the ID of a medical product.

But not necessarily country of origin.

Publication date: January 2012

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