The European Union, with its 28 Member States, provides a unique opportunity for GS1 to contribute to the elaboration of harmonized rules in virtually all areas that affect our members.
Patient safety, consumer information, product safety and e-public procurement are but a few examples of areas where our expertise can support effective policy-making.
Key GS1 projects underway in the EU include:
Learn more about EU legislation and how we can work together to achieve your policy goals.
Regulation 1169/2011, Food Information for Consumers - GS1 in Europe guidelines for implementing on-line provisions
EU Commission Expert Group on IoT: conclusions of the group
GS1 participates at the ICT Standardisation policy multi-stakeholder platform which meets four times per year: CIRCAB
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The fight against illicit trade is a priority for GS1.
Anti counterfeit initiatives by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
As illustrated during our public policy section at the Global Forum, OECD is extremely active on anti counterfeiting.
The OECD is focused on helping governments around the world to:
GS1 is a member of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) whose goal is to foster international cooperation aimed at the reduction and deterrence of illicit trade in all sectors by promoting the sharing and development of principles and practices for implementation by OECD Member countries.
To know more, please visit: http://www.oecd.org/about/
In this section, you will find interesting information on recent European updates.
In its Communication on the JIS, the European Commission gives a broad vision about the future of the European Standardisation System with the goals to modernise, better prioritise, speed up and streamline the Single Market.
One of the very positive aspects is that the cooperation among standardisation organisations, industry and consumer associations, trade unions, EU Member States and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is absolutely necessary to reach those goals.
GS1 officially signed the Initiative on 20 September 2016 and plays an active role in its Steering Committee and in the concrete actions to be delivered by the end of 2019.
Mr. Hein Bollens from The European Commission, responsible for the JIS, participated in the GS1 Global Forum 2017 and explained the way forward. To know more about it, please watch Mr. Bollens’ interview with GS1 TV.