Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Okay more on upc codes- country

Okay this is what I found for upc codes- country:

This is what I found at which is the same here at this site Bar Code 1.  There is more information at both these sites, also check out eHow Money.

EAN Country CodesThe first two or three digits of an EAN-13 barcode identify the country in which the manufacturer's identification code was assigned.  They do not necessarily indicate the country in which the goods were manufactured.   Many countries have EAN coding authorities which regulate the use of retail barcodes. For names, addresses, and telephone numbers, click here to view our list of Standards Organizations.  In the United States the UPC-A and UPC-E symbologies are used for marking retail products; the administering authority is the Uniform Code Council in Dayton, Ohio (tel. 937-435-3870).

EAN•UCC PrefixesCountryISO country code
00 to 13UCC (USA & Canada)us/ca
20 to 29In-store numbers
30 to 37GENCOD-EAN Francefr
380BCCI (Bulgaria)bg
383EAN Slovenijasi
385EAN Croatiahr
387EAN-BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)ba
400 to 440CCG (Germany)de
45 + 49Distribution Code Center DCC (Japan)jp
460 to 469UNISCAN - EAN Russia (Russian Federation)ru
471EAN Taiwantw
474EAN Estoniaee
475EAN Latvialv
476EAN Azerbaijanaz
477EAN Lithuanialt
478EAN Uzbekistanuz
479EAN Sri Lankalk
480PANC (Philippines)ph
481EAN Belarusby
482EAN Ukraineua
484EAN Moldovamd
485EAN Armeniaam
486EAN Georgiage
487EAN Kazakhstankz
489HKANA (Hong-Kong)hk
520EAN HELLAS (Greece)gr
528EAN Lebanonlb
529EAN Cypruscy
531EAN-MAC (FYR Macedonia)mk
535EAN Maltamt
539EAN Irelandie
54EAN Belgium.Luxembourgbe/lu
560CODIPOR (Portugal)pt
569EAN Icelandis
57EAN Danmarkdk
590EAN Polandpl
594EAN Romaniaro
599EAN Hungaryhu
600 - 601EAN South Africaza
      608EAN Bahrain
bh 048
609EAN Mauritiusmu
611EAN Maroc (Morocco)ma
613EAN Algerie (Algeria)dz
616EAN Kenyake
619Tunicode (Tunisia)tn
621EAN Syriasy
622EAN Egypteg
624EAN Libyaly
625EAN Jordanjo
626EAN Iranir
627EAN Kuwaitkw
628EAN Saudi Arabiasa
629EAN Emiratesae
64EAN Finlandfi
690 - 695Article Numbering Centre of China - ANCCcn
70EAN Norge (Norway)no
729Israeli Bar Code Association - EAN Israelil
73EAN Swedense
740EAN Guatemalagt
741EAN El Salvadorsv
742EAN Hondurashn
743EAN Nicaraguani
744EAN Costa Ricacr
745EAN Panamapa
746EAN Republica Dominicanado
750AMECE (Mexico)mx
759EAN Venezuelave
76EAN Switzerlandch
770IAC (Colombia)co
773EAN Uruguayuy
775EAN Perupe
777EAN Boliviabo
779CODIGO - EAN Argentinaar
780EAN Chilecl
784EAN Paraguaypy
786ECOP (Ecuador)ec
789 - 790EAN Brasilbr
80 to 83INDICOD (Italy)it
84AECOC (Spain)es
850Camera de Comercio de la Republica de Cubacu
858EAN Slovakiask
859EAN Czechcz
860EAN YU (Yugoslavia)yu
867EAN DPR Korea (North Korea)kp
869UCCET (Turkey)tr
87EAN Nederlandnl
880EAN Korea (South Korea)kr
885EAN Thailandth
888SANC (Singapore)sg
890EAN Indiain
893EAN Vietnamvn
899EAN Indonesiaid
90 - 91EAN Austriaat
93EAN Australiaau
94EAN New Zealandnz
955EAN Malaysiamy
958EAN Macaumo
977Periodicals (ISSN)
978 - 979Books (ISBN)
980Refund receipts
981 - 982Common currency coupons

I keep finding this warning on the sites I have checked!

Tips & Warnings

  • The country of origin indicated in barcodes may not be the same country where a product was manufactured. It is the country where the company that produces the product is headquartered. A company located in Switzerland could have manufacturing sites in India, China or other country. A more reliable method for finding the country in which a product was manufactured is to look for a "made in" label on the product packaging.

Alice M


  1. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
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    1. Thank you! Will be doing a little more research on this, will let you know!! Have to set up this new PC first, make back up disks etc first.

  2. All very interesting and I have to admit, a little confusing! I don't truly think they want us to know, where everything is being made!!!

    1. Yes I know what you mean! Want to see if I can find out more info. I have heard that there is one Canadian company that packages in another country so more research to do. The codes are good though For countries it is trying to figure out where main companies are headquartered. will let you know what I find out. ;~)


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