GS1 is the official provider of bar code numbers

GS1 and its Member Organisations in over 100 countries is the official source for your barcode numbers. GS1 bar codes identify items in the supply chain and are used in all industry sectors including retail, manufacturing and healthcare. GS1 ensures that the bar code numbers that you receive are unique against all other numbers and will be registered in the GS1 Global Trade Item Number Registry, GEPIR.

Get a GS1 bar code number

To obtain a GS1 bar code contact a GS1 office in your country. To find out if there is a GS1 office near you visit our GS1 Worldwide Sites page.

Find out more about GS1 bar codes

The GS1 BarCodes website contains valuable information about bar codes and their implementation. We recommend:


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