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Global Product Classification (GPC)

GPC classifies products by grouping them into categories based on their essential properties as well as their relationships to other products. GPC offers a universal set of standards for everything from a car to a litre of milk, and for everything from camping equipment to footwear, home and appliances to toys.

Latest news!

The new GPC Browser has arrived! Please preview the new search service below:

New features include:

  • Improved searches
  • Updated translations
  • GPC publication formats revised* (XML,XLSX) and new (JSON)

*Please note the legacy GPC outputs up to the May 2021 publication will remain online through June 2022 to give membership time to transition.

New GPC version

Click here to access the GS1 GPC May publication 2021:

Find out all the changes that were made to support this GPC publication with the May 2021 Release Notes.

Version in production in GDSN

Click here to access the GS1 GPC November publication 2020:

Find out all the changes that were made to support this GPC publication with the November 2020 Release Notes.

GPC

Find a GPC code for your product online (GPC Browser)

Global Product Classification (GPC) codes used in healthcare

Product Classification in Healthcare

GPC Translations

Previous versions of this standard

GS1 GPC standards June 2020 (zip 25.134 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2019 (zip 23.996 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2019 (zip 24.397 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2018 (zip 36.160 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2018 (zip 23.544 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2017 (zip 30.544 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2017 (zip 30.073 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2016 (zip 29.755 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2016 (zip 7.290 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2015 (zip 8.570 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2015 (zip 7.379 KB)

GS1 GPC standards December 2014 (zip 7.017 KB)

GS1 GPC standards June 2014 (zip 8.339 KB)

Please contact gsmp@gs1.org if you need assistance with previous versions.