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GS1 UK launches GTIN Check

Date: September 12, 2018

Category: Industry news

A new service to help drive the creation of industry trusted data.

GTIN Check was launched in early August and has been designed to help GS1 members swiftly and easily verify the Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) they hold in their businesses against the official GS1 global network of more than 10bn GTINs.

The service has been created to help address a number of our recurring cross-sector challenges such as:

  • Giving marketplaces and e-commerce sites the ability to check in real-time whether listed products have valid GS1 GTINs
  • Enabling all members to cleanse their internal databases to verify that all product data is assigned valid GS1 GTINs
  • Supporting members with issues like compliance of business processes, such as the NHS mandate for use of GS1 GTINs

One aspect that GTIN Check will provide to the wider business sphere is a degree of self-regulation – industry trading partners can actively check the validity of the data they receive, enabling oversight and the policing of the quality of the data they deal with.

It is hoped that this will encourage brand and product owners to supply an even higher grade of product data for each of their GTINs.

If you are interested in finding out more about GTIN Check please click here.


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