GTIN Allocation Rules

When GS-1 member companies assign new GTINs base on product changes, there are certain rules that the must follow; a generic rule for all industries, and another industry specific rule. GTIN Allocation Rules are important because they provide a unique identification of products, forming the foundation for product data synchronization at an international level.

If your compay’s product requires a quantity change, packaging dimension change, language addition/change, or brand name change, you will also need a GTIN change and need to follow the specific GTIN Allocation Rules.

Since your product’s barcode should be linked with its GTIN, it is important to follow the allocation rules in order to keep all information on your product accurate. For more information on GTIN Allocation Rules, you can learn more here.