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Item requires a GTIN

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Hi  I have been trying to find the GTIN number for a number of products we sell in store however i am unable to find them and unable to get them from a manufacturer if no GTIN has been created for these products is there a way i can register these products or is it something i would have to go to the manufacturers to resolve 

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Item requires a GTIN

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if valid gtin currently exists, then valid gtin and brand
must be submitted -- otherwise, such items cannot be

submitted, at all -- must be removed from the feed --

until the proper, exact, and valid, gtin and brand can

be found and submitted properly.

if valid gtin currently does not exist, then simply submit
the identifier_exists attribute with a value of no and also
do not submit gtin, do not submit brand, and do not submit mpn --
do not submit all three -- for that item-offer.

generally, carefully inspect the physical, in stock, inventory item,
for a valid gs1 gtin bar-code and corresponding digits -- that have
been stamped directly on the product or packaging, at the factory,
by the manufacturer -- to verify if valid gtin exists, or not.

 

invalid, inaccurate, or merchant-assigned, global-trade-data (brand, gtin)
cannot be submitted -- or is otherwise a policy violation and grounds for
disapproval or suspension, at any time; only a manufacturer may assign

legal, valid, global-trade-data, that must be identical for all merchants who

are selling that same item-offer.

 

note that if the physical, in stock, inventory item

cannot be physically inspected by the merchant,

that may indicate that some form of drop-shipping

supply-chains are being used -- which is generally

not allowed with respect to shopping-ads and is

grounds for disapproval or suspension, at any time.

see also
https://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc
https://www.gs1.org/docs/barcodes/GS1_Barcodes_Fact_Sheet-GS_%20EAN_UPC_family.pdf
https://www.gs1.org/docs/barcodes/GenSpec_Fashion_symbol_location.pdf
https://www.gs1.org/docs/barcodes/GS1_Barcodes_Fact_Sheet-overview_of_all_GS1_barcodes.pdf

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7052112#identifier_exists

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324478