Do you want to avoid buying products made in certain countries?
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.
Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode.
Remember if the first 3 digits are:
690-692 . then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 . USA & CANADA
30 - 37 . FRANCE
40 - 44 . GERMANY
47 … Taiwan
49 . JAPAN
50 . UK
BUY USA by watching for “0″ at the beginning of the number.
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