2.1.1: Identification of a new legal entity

New GLN
Same GLN
Inactive GLN

When a new legal entity is added that will engage in business transactions, it must be assigned a new GLN.

Rationale

If the legal entity co-exists with other legal entities and engages in transactions with other organisations, it must be possible to identify it separately.

Notes

The newly allocated GLN may also be used to identify a (new) physical location and / or a (new) system. It shall not be used to identify a (new) function, because a function is always subsidiary of a legal entity. See rule 1.3.2.

Examples