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All you need to know about GS1 standards

Discover new ways to use GS1 standards to benefit your business, find all the technical documentation you might need to implement them, or get involved in developing new standards that have a global impact. 

You’ll find everything you need and more about GS1 standards here

Discover GS1

Discover GS1 standards

Learn how GS1 standards can be used to benefit you and your business, and how they play a vital role in everyone's lives

GS1 standards library

Standards library

Need to know about the technical details behind the standards? The GS1 standards library gives you access to all our documentation

GS1 standards development

Standards development

Get involved! Learn more about what we’re working on and how you can participate in the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP)

GS1 standards our groups

Technical groups

We work with our members to ensure our standards meet the needs of UK industry. Our technical groups bring together experts from across industry – you can join too

GS1 UK Academy

GS1 UK Academy

Performance and excellence through GS1 training. For over 40 years we’ve trained thousands of companies on our standards and solutions

 
GTIN rules

GTIN Management Standard

New GTIN allocation rules: a simpler set of rules about when to change a GTIN

Recently updated standards, guidelines or legislation

Learn how GS1 standards can be used to benefit you and your business, and how they play a vital role in everyone's lives

GS1 UK barcode

GS1 general specifications

The core standards document of the GS1 System, describing how GS1 barcodes and identification keys should be used

(Version 17.1, July 2017)