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GDSN has accepted the recommendation by the Operations and Technology Advisory Group (OTAG) to implement the This standard was deployed into the network on 6 May 2017.

Key Milestones:

  • 25 Oct 2016 Work Request Cut-off Date
  • 30 Jan 2017 ECL/AVP Final Documentation
  • 04 Mar 2017 Beta Environment
  • 10 Mar 2017 Final Documentation – All Documentation is Frozen
  • 06 May 2017 Production Deployment

As content for this release is developed it will be posted to this webpage followed by an announcement to the community to ensure visibility.

This release is currently expected to encompass Global Product Classification (GPC), Efficient Code List (ECL) and Attribute Value Pair (AVP) updates. Additional content may be included based on the final solution documentation.

Data Pools should contact the GDSN Data Pool Helpdesk to understand the plan for the update. Trading Partners should work with their Data Pools on understanding the release and any impacts to business processes.

Business Message Standards

Basic Party Synchronisation (Aug 2013)

Catalogue Item Synchronisation (Sep 2015)

Price Synchronisation (Aug 2013)

Shared Common Library (Jun 2016)

Synchronisation of Future Version Information (Jun 2013)

Validation Rules (Aug 2016)

Trade Item Authorisation (Aug 2013)

Trade Item Modules Libary v3.1.2.1 (Jan 2017)

GDSN Code List Document (Jan 2017)

Delta change made to Trade Item and Modules for release (Jan 2017)

Unit of Measure Categories (Jan 2017)


Trade Item Module Schemas

Implementation Guidelines

Trade Item Implementation Guideline

GDSN Medical Devices (non UDI) Implementation Guideline

Context mapping documents

GDSN Module by context (Jan 2017)

GPC to Context Mapping (Dec 2016)

Delta GPC to Context Mapping (Dec 2016)

Context documents

Context DP001 Audio Visual Photography Electronics Communications Computing Appliances (Jan 2017)

Context DP002 Audio Visual Media (Jan 2017)

Context DP003 Beauty Hygiene Home Healthcare (Jan 2017)

Context DP004 Cleaning Hygiene Lubricants Automotive Chemicals (Jan 2017)

Context DP005 Clothing and Accessories (Jan 2017)

Context DP006 Food Beverage Tobacco Petfood (Jan 2017)

Context DP007 Medical Devices (Jan 2017)

Context DP008 Pharmaceuticals (Jan 2017)

Context DP009 Sporting Goods (Jan 2017)

Context DP010 Building Products Tools Storage Automotive Arts Crafts Needlework Safety Security (Jan 2017)

Context DP011 Furnishings Office Supplies (Jan 2017)

Context DP012 Kitchen Merchandise (Jan 2017)

Context DP013 Live Animals and Live Lawn Garden Plants (Jan 2017)

Context DP014 Toys Games Musical Instruments (Jan 2017)

Context DP015 Cross Segment and Variety Packs (Jan 2017)

About this standard

This version:

Publication date: May 2017

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Current Version
Maintenance release 3.1.27 (May 2024)
Future Version
Maintenance release 3.1.28 (August 2024)
Legacy Version
Maintenance release 3.1.26 (February 2024)
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