How to Tell the Country of Origin of a Product, by the Barcode - Buy USA First

Do you want to avoid buying products made in certain countries?

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China?

Well a barcode can tell you where the barcode was assigned, giving you a good idea of where it was made (though nor an assurance it was manufactured there).

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is from China (though not necessarily manufactured there).

471 is Taiwan.

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 are:

690-692 CHINA
00 - 09 USA & CANADA
30 - 37 FRANCE
40 - 44 GERMANY
47 Taiwan
50 UK

BUY USA by watching for “0″ at the beginning of the number. Although it isn't the perfect indicator, it is better than shopping blind.


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