Global Product Classification (GPC)

The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives both sides of trading partner relationship a common language for grouping products in the same way. It ensures that products are classified correctly and uniformly, everywhere in the world. GPC is the mandatory classification system for the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN), however it can also be leveraged in industry to use beyond GDS including: Category Management, Governmental Acquisitions, Shelf Management, Business Intelligence, Research & Development, Traceability, and International Trade Data Systems.