What is the barcode and how to read

Suppose we have in hand goods, we see him barcode – conspicuous rectangle composed of a black vertical lines. To determine which country imported goods, it is necessary to look at the numbers below this rectangle. The first three digits – the country code. A transcript of the code – in the table below. But do not be fooled! In fact, the real origin of the load may not reflect what is written in the bar codes. For example, a manufacturer registered in one country and the assembly plant – in the other. Or international company, covers several countries. Or is it about the subsidiary. Many different nuances, and many use it as a ploy for better trade promotion.