The Global Language of Business

Guidance on using NTIN in EPCIS visibility events

An increasing number of traceability solution vendors are asking GS1 Global Office (GO) and Member Organisations (MOs) how to encode National Trade Item Numbers (NTINs) in the GS1 EPCIS standard designed to enable event-based visibility.

A two-page guidance has been drafted about this topic and can be downloaded here.

Whilst NTINs exist historically in some markets, there is the continued strong recommendation to use GTIN as the product code for supply chain and reimbursement purposes.