Frequently asked questions (F.A.Q)

GS1 barcode (GTIN) can be used by a company to uniquely identify all of its trade items. GS1 defines trade items as products or services that are priced, ordered or invoiced at any point in the supply chain.

When a company joins GS1 it is normally given a number called a Global Company Prefix (GCP). A GCP is a unique number that can then be used as a base by the company to generate unique identification numbers for products (GTIN), shipments (SSCC), locations (GLN) and more

The following documents are required for registration:

  • A copy of CAC certificate
  • Utility bill

Barcode images are symbols that can be scanned electronically using laser or camera-based systems. They are used to encode information such as product numbers, serial numbers and batch numbers

GS1 barcode numbers are renewed annually. Your barcodes will be valid for one year from the date they are allocated to you.

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