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China Barcode Application Rules

Updated:2018-4-20 16:29:37    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:221

China barcode application is important for enterprises and business individuals who will manufacture and sell their products in China. Therefore, it is essential to know the rules and regulations for Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) filing with the Chinese government.

The barcode for commodity includes the number and barcode marks of retail commodity, non-retail commodity, logistics unit and location. The state adopts the international commonly used commodity number and barcode mark system to generalize the application of the barcode for commodity and establish the commodity mark system of the state.

The Measures for the Administration of Barcode for Commodity
1. Registration
The manufacturer, seller and service provider that has obtained in accordance with law the business license and relevant legal business qualification may apply for the registration of company prefix. Where the subsidiary company of a group that has independent legal person status needs to use barcode for commodity, it shall apply independently as prescribed for the registration of company prefix.

The applicant for the registration of company prefix (hereinafter referred to as the applicant) may apply for the registration of company prefix to the local branch of the ANCC (hereinafter referred to as the BANCC). The applicant shall fill in the Registration Table for Members of China Barcode for Commodity System, produce business license or certificate of relevant legal business qualification and provide copies thereof.

The applicant whose registration of company prefix has been approved will be granted the Certificate of Membership of China Barcode for Commodity System (hereinafter referred to as the System Membership Certificate) and thus obtains the status as member of China Barcode for Commodity System.

2. Extension, Change and Deregistration
The period of validity of a company prefix is 2 years. The member of the system shall conduct the extension formality in the BANCC at his locality within 3 months before the expiration of the company prefix. The company prefix and the status of membership of the system will be deregistered where the extension formality is not conducted in due time.

(1) Where the information of the member of the system such as the name, address or legal representative is changed, the change formality shall be conducted on the strength of relevant documents and the System Membership Certificate within 30 days after the approval of relevant authorities.

(2) Where the member of the system stops using the company prefix, it shall conduct the deregistration formalities in the BANCC at his locality within 3 months as of the stop date.

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