February 07, 2024 Industry news
The GS1 General Specifications is the foundational GS1 standard that defines how identification keys, data attributes and barcodes must be used in business applications. Each year, the specifications are updated* to ensure they continue to meet evolving industry needs and changes to regulations. In January, the new version (version 24.0) was released and offers improved clarity and efficiency for businesses across various sectors.
Here are some of the key updates that relevant to members and partners:
*GS1 standards are regularly maintained and developed through something called the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP). These updates demonstrate GS1's commitment to continuous improvement, supporting businesses in adapting to market trends and regulatory requirements. By staying informed about these changes, UK companies can ensure accurate product identification, efficient supply chain management, and improved customer experience.
View the change notifications
A full list of all General Specification Change Notifications (GSCN) can be found here.