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Fighting Illicit Trade

Illicit trade and product counterfeiting are serious problems with negative consequences for international and national authorities, brand owners, distributors, retailers and consumers.

GS1 members are committed to fight illicit trade by extending, rather than duplicating, existing GS1 standards-based solutions to speed deployment, promote interoperability, limit disruption, and support convergence with consumer facing applications.

Relevant information from the EU and WHO

GS1 FIT AIDC Standards (ID and barcode)

This application standard provides a normative GS1 response to a specific regulatory requirement. It covers identification and marking of various entities per the European Commission Implementing Regulation on technical standards for the establishment and operation of a traceability system for tobacco products. If other regulatory authorities adopt the EC approach, this application standard is intended to support their efforts and enable global interoperability.

GS1 Master Data Standards for economic operator, facility, machine, and product (unit pack) identifier requests

The purpose of this document is to create standard messages used for the creation and management of identifier codes for Economic Operators, Facilities, Machines and Unit Level Items. In addition, there is messaging for registry responses and for message recall.  It is assumed in this documentation that the messages for creating managing Economic Operators, Facilities and Machines will be APIs that will interact with a registry.  The information sent to the registry and received from the registry will be in the JSON format.

GS1 EPCIS Application Standard

This application standard explains how to implement the GS1 EPCIS standard to combat illicit trade, particularly in the context of EU 2018/574. This application standard leverages GS1’s existing EPCIS and CBV standards, and introduces new, FIT-specific GS1 normative content.

GS1 EPCIS and CBV (Core Business Vocabulary) Standards

GS1 Tag Data Standard

GS1's EPC Tag Data Standard (TDS) defines the Electronic Product Code (EPC), including its correspondence to GS1 keys and other existing codes. TDS also specifies data that is carried on Gen 2 RFID tags, including the EPC, User Memory data, control information, and tag manufacture information.

GS1 Order EDI Message

The Order message provides the ability for a buyer to order specified quantities of goods and services from a seller for a single shipment to or from a single location.

GS1 EDI Invoice Message

The Invoice message is sent by the supplier to the customer claiming payment for goods or services supplied under conditions agreed by the seller and the buyer.

GS1 Settlement (Pay) EDI Message

The goal of the Settlement message is to send payment instruction and / or remittance information.