2.2.1: Change to legal framework
The GLN for a legal entity may remain the same when the legal framework (i.e. the applicable jurisdiction and corporation type) under which the entity operates changes.
Important: Some regulatory situations may require the GLN of the legal entity to be changed. Please contact your local GS1 member organisation in case of doubt.
Changing the legal framework under which the entity operates changes the very definition of the entity itself. While its relationship to trading partners may not change, the way that those trading partners interact with it may be affected by the change.
Company A (registered under the Canada Business Corporations Act) residing in the province of Ontario, Canada, moves to the province of Alberta, Canada. Company A is still within the same jurisdiction as the Act under which it was registered so its GLN does not change.
Company B (registered under the Ontario Business Corporations Act residing in the province of Ontario, Canada moves to the province of Alberta, Canada. As a result of the move, Company B reincorporates under the Alberta Business Corporations Act. Company B, however, has changed jurisdictions and therefore the legal framework under which it operates. Depending on the regulatory situation the GLN may need to change.
Company C (registered under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act) elects to become a for-profit corporation and re-registers under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
Company C, although within the same jurisdiction, has nevertheless changed its legal framework and so its GLN may need to change.