Hello A.T.S a friend just sent me an email that I almost deleted before reading its important message; Read barcodes to understand what country they
came from. This ideal is wonderful! It's easy to understand and remember.
The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods". China has been caught using different barcodes to say the tainted product cam from
Can you differentiate which one is made in
Taiwan or China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691
or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
However, you may now refer to the barcode -
remember if the first 3 digits are:
000 - 019 GS1 US
020 - 029 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
030 - 039 GS1 US
040 - 049 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
050 - 059 Coupons
060 - 139 GS1 US
200 - 299 Restricted distribution (MO defined)
300 - 379 GS1 France
380 GS1 Bulgaria
383 GS1 Slovenija
385 GS1 Croatia
387 GS1 BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
389 GS1 Montenegro
400 - 440 GS1 Germany
450 - 459 & 490 - 499 GS1 Japan
460 - 469 GS1 Russia
470 GS1 Kyrgyzstan
471 GS1 Taiwan
474 GS1 Estonia
475 GS1 Latvia
476 GS1 Azerbaijan
477 GS1 Lithuania
478 GS1 Uzbekistan
479 GS1 Sri Lanka
480 GS1 Philippines
Full listing is:www.gs1.org...
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.
We need every boost we can get!
If you purchase products from your own country (U.S.) we could drop our imports and help local businesses flourish. I am a small business owner, and
I support my local commerce. Everyone should. I just bought a notebook with a serial number starting with "8"-Vietnam.
So, if you want more jobs buy local products from your country and we can all work together to make our country a better place. Quit waiting for
"Our President" to do something about it, they can try, but it all comes down to us. We are dictating what foods we eat (full of corn syrups and
chemicals I could never begin to pronounce) by not buying organic, we dictate what the dollar store sells when they use their monthly data to see who
buys what. If they saw that a specific product was selling, they would buy more, heck the price may even drop a bit once supply and demand kick in.
Here are a few links regarding the subject: