GS1 General Specifications

gs1 general specificationsGS1 has released the latest revision of the GS1 General Specifications Version 17.  The global standards address identification and barcode marking for numerous industries. The vast majority of the retailers follow these specifications.  The Unique Device Identifier requirements for medical devices by the FDA include the identification standards of GS1 US.

Changes to the GS1 General Specifications (Version 17) are as follows:

  • Section 1 – Basics and principles of GS1 system
  • Section 2.1 – Trade item application standard
  • Section 2.2 – Logistic units application standard
  • Section 2.3 – Assets application standard
  • Section 2.4 – Location and parties application standard
  • Section 2.5 – Service relationships application standard
  • Section 2.6 – Special application standard
  • Section 3 – GS1 Application Identifier definitions
  • Section 4 – Application rules
  • Section 5 – Data carriers (technical)
  • Section 5.5 – Barcode production and quality assessment
  • Section 6 – Symbol Placement guidelines
  • Section 7 – AIDC validation rules
  • Section 8 – Glossary

To view a copy of the latest GS1 General Specification (v.17) revision, please visit Download PDF .

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