Transport & Logistics
GS1 works with the following organisations:
World Customs Organisation (WCO)
The WCO, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, GS1 Global Office, GS1 UK and GS1 Australia joined forces with these parties to support the wine and spirits center pilot project. This pilot is now finished, and the results were very conclusive in demonstrating that the GS1 SSCC can indeed be used as an "electronic staple," linking all key elements in the supply chain and enabling appropriate information on the movement of goods cross-border to be submitted to Customs administrations. Perhaps most importantly, the project showed that Customs and trade can successfully work together to find solutions to issues concerning security and trade facilitation.
One immediate result of the agreement between GS1 and the WCO was the adaptation of an existing GS1 Identification Key to create the Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN), specifically made for the identification of shipments in international trade and Customs. The Wine & Spirits pilot project demonstrated that the GS1 SSCC can identify any individual transport unit travelling from origin to destination in a unique and unambiguous manner. However, it also showed that this level of identification is too detailed for today’s Customs operations, which day after day process thousands of national and international transactions, most composed of multiple transport units containing a number of containers, pallets, and more, all travelling under one single purchase order. In light of this learning, GS1 has proposed the GS1 GSIN to identify such grouped transport units travelling under one commercial order.
- Web site: www.wcoomd.org