Made in Italy Codice a Barre GTIN EAN UPC

Let’s debunk the myth of the geographic prefix in Barcode. The theory that the place, country, or nation of production, manufacturing, or origin of a product can be determined through the numerical prefix of a GTIN is absolutely false! Let’s see why. Here’s the original text:

“As companies can manufacture products anywhere in the world, the prefixes do not identify the country of origin of a particular product” GS1

GTIN Requirements for “Made in Italy”

Company prefixes are based on GS1 prefixes. But as emphasized by GS1 itself, note that since companies can manufacture products anywhere in the world

“GS1 prefixes do not identify the country of origin for a particular product” – GS1

Should an Italian GTIN Barcode be used?

As already mentioned, GS1 states on this page 

“The Barcode never identifies the Country of Origin”GS1

But how is “Made in Italy” defined?

There seems to be little clarity or uniformity of interpretation regarding the criteria for identifying the concept of “Made in Italy.” But when we talk about “Made in Italy,” we need to ask ourselves what is non-Italian about a product. Supply chains and transformations that need to be documented should be considered. At this point, all purchase documents, potentially import documents, and customs documents will undoubtedly carry weight. What does the GTIN code have to do with all this? Absolutely nothing!

“The codes obtained through our Codifica Service allow you to obtain official GS1 codes assigned to the Company and certified by GS1 itself. – Mercando

Rejection of “Made in Italy” with non-Italian GTIN codes

Each store could apply any rule. All sales systems, like any company, could apply any company policy. We are talking about “private” systems that are often unrelated to common logic. Right or wrong?

“Before making any decision, we always recommend verifying the requirements of the sales system you intend to use for selling your products. If possible, communicate with the respective Coding Office and provide the necessary documentation to obtain their approval.” – Mercando

In-depth Analysis – Between GS1 and the Italian GDO

The nonprofit association GS1 AISBL, Belgium, governs the GTIN encoding worldwide. In Italy, it is represented by the “GS1 ITALY” association, which provides consulting services to promote the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness for manufacturing companies and consumer goods manufacturers. These consulting services are also available to non-members.

The board of directors and technical committee members of “GS1 ITALY” include several companies such as ADM, Alcass, Auricchio, Barilla, Bauli, Bennet, Cameo, Coca-Cola, Conad, Conserve Italia, Coop Italia, Cosorzio Coralis, Crai, D.It Distribuzione Italiana, Despar Italia, Esselunga, Eujus, Ferrero, Gruppo Carrefour, Gruppo Pam, IBC, Kellog Italia, Lavazza, L’Oreal, Metro Italia, Mondelez Italia, Montenegro, Parmalat, Penny Market, Prealpi, Procter & Gamble, Riso Gallo, S.C. Johnson Italy, Sanpellegrino Nestlé Waters, Selex, SUN, Sutter, Unilever Italia, and VéGé Retail.

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