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Barcodes that have the numbers 890 as the first three digits does not belong to India, apart from this, 690 to 699 does not mean that the product is from China.

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News CLAIM: Viral message on social media claims that an 890 Prefix In A Bar Code Indicate That The Product Is Made In India.

Go local, Buy local Buy Indian Bar Code 890 - Boycott Chinese 690 to 699 Buy Dharmic Certified NOT halal-certified It should also start from the top. Note: Rashtrapathi Ji & Pradhan Mantri Ji should get into Tata or Mahindra vehicles and Boycott Merc or BMW!

How to recognize made India product...it is very simple...see the bar code start with 890, this is our country code...to understand this check any product like biscuits pkt ...its start with 890 bar code...same way at the time of purchasing any products check the bar code 890...this is made in India products...👌🏻💗👌🏻


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How to differentiate between Chinese and Indian Products

Barcode starting with number
690 to 699 is country code of China

Barcode starting with number
890 is country code of India

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TRUTH & Verification: Thousands of users begun sharing this fake news ever since Modi said on National television to go local, he asked people to use products made in India.

Barcode numbers beginning with 890 are the barcode numbers that come directly from GS1 India. The ONLY legal way to get numbers starting with 890 is to join GS1-India – this means completing their membership forms and paying a joining fee and annual membership fees to GS1 – which is VERY expensive (GS1 only license the numbers to you – so you have to pay their annual fees every year for the rest of your product life).

Many people mistakenly believe that the first few digits of the barcode numbers show the country of origin of the product. However, the barcode number says NOTHING accurate about the country of origin of the product. The only thing that these first few digits show is the country of origin of the number.  So in reality, products that come from India can have any barcode number on them.

If you want to demonstrate that your product is made in India, then the best way to do this is to print “Made in India” or similar on the product. This is an advertising claim and must be provable if challenged. (Some manufacturers also print “Made in India” directly above the barcode to help customers).

890 Barcode Numbers

Barcode numbers beginning with 890 are the barcode numbers that come directly from GS1 India 

Barcodes that have the numbers 890 as the first three digits do not belong to India, apart from this, 690 to 699 does not mean that the product is from China.

BARCODE PREFIXES AND PRODUCT COUNTRY OF ORIGIN     

VERDICT: False, it is quite clear that the number 890 does not means the product is made in India, for that the product has to be labeled as Made In India.





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