GS1 system


GS1 is a voluntary, world-wide not-for-profit Association with Member National Organizations in 113 countries. After join together with EAN (European Article Numbering) and the UCC (Uniform Code Council) Systems the International Association of Article Numbering  EAN International, had got a new name which mostfully reflects current position of Association in a world business.

A new name Global Standards One (GS1) - directly tells about using single collaborative global standards by more than million companies members of GS1. GS1 manages the system of international multi-industrial article numbering and bar code standards, allowing  identification and transmission of the information about products, services, organization, transport items and even addresses.

GS1 had developed system of numbers which guarantee unique identification of products and services. These numbers provide common language by which manufacturers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers may transfer information about their products or services at the single EAN.UCC System.

GS1 and article numbering organizations mission is to lead the future development of global multi -industrial system of identification and communication for products and services, based on standards globally accepted and developed according to consumers requirements.

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