Advice 1: How to identify bar code manufacturer

To select items in the store, enough to consider it, touch or try on, useful information may be contained on the label. And more precisely on the barcode. The bar code is vertical lines, arranged in a certain standard, and the sequence of numbers below them. The set of these lines and numbers can be seen in almost any product, whether food, clothing, household items or appliances. First barcode consumers found on the packaging of goods in 1975. Today these characters are 800 thousand producers in 94 countries.
How to identify bar code manufacturer
Instruction
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The appearance of the barcode ignorant person nothing to say. In addition to the usual lined rectangle, the bar code can be both narrow and short. Some codes and all are printed without numbers. Such reductions of the encodings permitted, but rather as an exception. Most manufacturers strictly adhere to a standard coding system, where each digit implies specific data.
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The bar code is the European standard consists of 13 digits, the first two of which denote the country. Five - the code of the manufacturer. The remaining numbers tell you about the consumer characteristics of the product:

1 - the name of a product

2 - consumer features,

3 - mass,

4 - composition,

5 - color.
Extreme digit is a control and is used to authenticate the code.
How to identify bar code manufacturer
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To compute a fake or a genuine product before you, sufficient to carry out the usual arithmetic calculations using the numbers of the barcode. Add the numbers in the even positions. Their sum and multiply by three. Then add the numbers from odd places, except the last one. Now sum the two previous results. From this amount, cut the first digit. Subtract the result from 10. You should get a figure equal to the control (last in row). If they coincide, the you original. If not a fake.
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Unfortunately, the quality of the product the availability of the barcode is not affected. This marking is created exclusively for manufacturers, not for consumers. However, inquisitive and attentive consumer can still calculate by encoding the manufacturer, or rather its country. But there may arise some difficulties. Country of origin written on the label may not match the bar code of the country, and it does not mean that you bought a fake. Many companies produce goods in one country and registered in another, or open to third country branches.
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So, look at the first two digits of the barcode. Value-producing countries:
- 00, 01, 03, 04, 06 - USA, Canada;

- 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 – France;

- 40, 41, 42, 43 – Germany;

- 49 – Japan;

- 50 - UK and Northern Ireland;

- 54 - Belgium and Luxembourg;

- 56 – Portugal;

- 60, 61 – South Africa;

- 64 – Finland;

- 70 – Norway;

- 72 – Israel;

- 73 – Sweden;

- 76 – Switzerland;

- 80, 81, 82, 83 – Italy;

- 86 – Turkey;

- 87 – the Netherlands;

- 90, 91 - Austria;

- 93 – Australia;

- 460 - Russia.
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To use a barcode to get directly from product manufacturers, will need access to the Internet. Since 1999, there is GEPIR - a unified information system global register. Every consumer on the official website may request information about decoding the barcode. Go to Russia or the home page of GEPIR http://gs46.gs1ru.org/GEPIR31/) and enter the code of your goods.

Advice 2: What are the bar codes of all countries

Barcode producer countries consists of two or three digits, which are placed at the beginning of the line markings of the goods. The bar code may not coincide with the country-manufacturer for several reasons.
Example of bar code products produced in the UK

The information encrypted in bar code

Bar code or bar code that represents the sequentially placed in a horizontal order vertical black and white lines, which encode small amounts of information. The figures, which often encode linear and is usually written below the vertical lines of a bar code. Thus, the encoding is available for visual perception and for reading special technical means scanner.

The most common encoding that we used to see on all sorts of goods in stores, is EAN-13. This marking consists of thirteen digits, of which the first two or three digits identify the country in which the product is produced. Followed by four or five digits (depending on the length of the cipher state) encrypt the manufacturer. They are followed by the first digit of the encoding of a product designating its name. The following figure defines the consumer properties of the goods. It is followed by a number specifying the size, the weight of the product. Next set of ingredients, followed by the number designating the color of the product. Terminates the bar code check digit, prevent the fake goods.

Barcodecountry codes

International Association EAN is the bar code assignment to the States. Below are a list of barcodes according to the EAN coding system of those countries which often can be found on the products in our stores:

- Austria – 90-91; - Belarus – 481; - Belgium – 54; UK – 50; - Hungary – 599; - Germany from 400 to 440; Georgia – 486; Spain, 84; Italy - 80-83; - Indonesia – 899; a - Canada – 00-09; - Cyprus – 529; - China – 690-691; - Israel – 729; - Moldova – 484; - C – 770; - Cuba – 850; - Latvia – 475; - Lithuania – 477; - Netherlands – 87; - Norway – 70; - Poland – 590; Russia – 460-469; - Romania – 594; - Slovakia – 858; - Slovenia – 383; - Thailand – 885; - Turkey – 869; - Ukraine – 482; - France – 30-37; - Finland – 64; - Croatia – 385; Czech Republic – 859; - Switzerland – 76; - Estonia – 474; - Japan – 45 and 49.

Here is a list of bar codes of other countries:

- Australia – 93; - Azerbaijan – 476; - Algeria – 613; - Argentina – 779; - Armenia – 485; - Bosnia and Herzegovina – 387; - Bulgaria – 380; - Bolivia – 777; - Brazil – 789; - Venezuela – 759; - Vietnam – 893; - Guatemala – 740; - Guadeloupe – 489; - Honduras – 742; - Greece – 520; Denmark – 57; - Dominican Republic – 746; - Egypt – 622; - Jordan – 625; - India – 890; - Ireland – 539; - Iran – 626; - Iceland – 569; - Kazakhstan – 487; - Kenya – 616; Costa Rica – 744; - Lebanon – 528; - Luxembourg – 54; - Mauritania – 609; - Macau – 958; - Macedonia – 531; - Malaysia – 955; - Malta – 535; - Mexico – 750; - Morocco and Western Sahara – 611; - Nicaragua – 743 ; - New Zealand – 94; - Panama - 745; - Paraguay – 784; - Peru – 775; - Portugal – 560; Salvador – 741; - Saudi Arabia – 628; - North Korea – 867; - Serbia – 860; - Singapore – 888; - Syria – 621; - USA - 00-09; - Taiwan – 471; - Tunisia – 619; - Uzbekistan – 478; - Uruguay – 773; - Philippines – 480; Chile – 780; Sweden – 73; Sri Lanka 479; - Ecuador – 786; South Korea – 880; South Africa, 600-601.

Sometimes the bar code might not match with the country-manufacturer is indicated in the product description on the packaging. This can happen for several reasons: - the company passed the state registration and obtained your bar code in the country towards which the export of its products, not in their home country; - products manufactured in the subsidiary; - the product was actually made by a company from another country, on the order of the company; - the founders of the firm are several companies from different countries.

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