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The EAN (European Article Number) is the former name for the new article identification number GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). With the help of the EANs managed by GS1, manufacturers have the possibility to assign central article numbers. These EAN-13 article numbers are then applied to the articles in retail or logistics using barcodes. If you would like to learn more about EANs, take a look at the blog entry for GTIN.