GS1 and UPU sign up for new era of cooperation
On Monday 20 December 2010, GS1 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The agreement will see GS1 and the UPU cooperating to develop their standardization activities and define a joint programme of norms for the postal sector.
One of the main objectives of this agreement is to help Postal Services make efficient use of EPC (Electronic Product Code™) technology, an RFID-based automatic product identification system. GS1 has already offered advice and support for the UPU's new Global Monitoring System, which uses the EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services) standard.