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Recent GS1 standards & guidelines postings

A summary of all the most recent GS1 standards, guidelines and other important GSMP document postings is below. The detailed log of all postings, including minor errata fixes, can be downloaded here.

Month/Year Publication
Aug 2021 GSCN 20-180 Modernisation and improvements to application standard for Global Location Number (GLN)
Aug 2021 Encoding Transport Process Information GS1 Implementation Guideline, Release 1.0 new per WRs 18-207, 19-174 & 21-249
Jul 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guideline, Release 1.5 updates per WRs 21-049, 21-065, 21-140, 21-14 & 21-192
Jun 2021 GS1 GLN Allocation Rules Standard, Release 3.0 update per WR 20-180
Jun 2021 GS1 System Architecture, Release 10.0
Jun 2021 GDSN Trade Item Implementation Guide, Release 35 update per WR 21-129
Jun 2021 GS1 Attribute Definitions for Business, Release 1.5 updates per WR 20-053
Jun 2021 Global Traceability Compliance Criteria Standard, Release 4.1 updates per WR 21-164
Jun 2021 Identification of Investigational Products in Clinical Trials Application Standard, Release 1.1 updates per WR 21-040
May 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.4 updates per WRs 21-017, 21-018 and 21-097
May 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.3 updates per WR 21-053
May 2021 GSCN 21-118 Global Returnable Asset Identifier (GRAI) clarification
May 2021 GS1 Style Guide, Release 5.1
May 2021 GS1 Product Image Specification Standards, Release 4.0 updates per WRs 21-079 & 20-410
May 2021 GSMP Manual, Release 3.5
May 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Standard, Release 1.3 update per WRs 20-275, 20-399 & 21-184
May 2021 GS1 Package Measurement Rules, Release 2.8 update per WR 21-039
May 2021 GS1 XML, Release 3.5 updates per WRs 21-078
May 2021 GSCN 21-028 Length of each GS1 Application Identifier
May 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.3 updates per WRs 20-426, 20-427 and 21-104
Mar 2021 GSCN 20-061 Global Location Number non-reuse
Mar 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Standard, Release 1.2 update per WRs 20-189, 20-194, 20-227, 21-042 & 21-070
Mar 2021 GDSN Trade Item Implementation Guide, Release 34 update per WR 21-201
Mar 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.2.1 update per WR 20-403 and 404
Feb 2021 GS1 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Traceability Guideline update per WR 20-406
Feb 2021 GS1 Guideline for distributing and shipping biologicals new per WR 20-246
Feb 2021 GS1 Application Standard for usage of ISO/IEC 6523 International Code Designator (ICD) 0209 new per WR 20-382
Jan 2021 GS1 Low Level Reader Protocol, Release 2.0 update per WR 19-274
Jan 2021 GS1 Package Measurement Rules, Release 2.7 update per WR 20-353
Jan 2021 GS1 Digital Link Standard, Release 1.2 update per WR 20-127
Jan 2021 GS1 General Specifications, Release 21 updates per ratified GSCNs
Jan 2021 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.1 per WR 20-324
Dec 2020 GS1 Semantic Model Methodology Writing Rules Standard, Release 1.0 new per WR 20-61
Dec 2020 GS1 Semantic Model Methodology for EDI Standard, Release 1.0 new per WR 20-061
Dec 2020 GS1 Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Electronic Messaging Standard Implementation Guideline, Release 1.1, updates per WR 20-136
Dec 2020 GS1 Product Image Specification Standards, Release 3.7 updates per WRs 20-310,314,315 & 316
Dec 2020 GSCN 20-207 Glossary updates, GSCN 20-323 Clarify use of term Add-on, GSCN 20-326 updates on language for EPC/RFID and GSCN-378 data carriers to support non-retail industries.
Dec 2020 GS1 Global Data Model Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.0 new per WR 20-324
Oct 2020 GSCN 20-232 GS1 Digital Link URI syntax for consumer mobile devices applications updates per WR 20-232
Oct 2020 Healthcare GLN Implementation Guidelines, Release 2.1 updates per WR 20-136
Oct 2020 GS1 AIDC Fresh Foods Sold at Point-of-Sale Implementation Guideline, Release 1.2 updates per WR 20-028
Sep 2020 GS1 Product Image Specification Standard, Release 3.6 updates per WRs 20-164 to 169
Aug 2020 GSCN 20-123, new GS1 Application Identifier (395n) for price per unit of measurement
Aug 2020 GS1 Style Guide, Release 5.0.1
Aug 2020 GSCN 18-207 Scan for transport Mission Specific Work Group deliverables per WR 18-207
Aug 2020 GS1 Global Product Classification Standard Jul 2020 publication per WR 20-171
Jul 2020 GS1 Attributes for Business, Release 1.3 updates per WR 20-053
Jul 2020 GSCN 20-44 to clarify data character limitation for GS1-128 updates per WR 18-294
Jun 2020 GS1 Architecture Principles, Release 4.0
Jun 2020 GS1 RFID Identification of Pulp Products Guideline, Release 1.0 new per WR 20-075
Jun 2020 GS1 GTIN Allocation Rules for Healthcare, Release 10.0 updates per WR 18-294
May 2020 GS1 Product Image Specification Standard, Release 3.5 updates per WRs 19-308, 20-050 & 20-080
Mar 2020 GS1 Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Electronic Messaging Standard Implementation Guideline, Release 1.0 new per WR 19-139
Mar 2020 GS1 Product image Specification, Release 3.4.1 in HTML, minor errata fix and updates per WRs 19-140,219,225,227,232 & 285
Feb 2020 GS1 Digital Link Implementation Guideline (Global Edition), Release 1.0 new per WR 20-070
Feb 2020 GS1 Digital Link Standard, Release 1.1 update per WR 20-070
Feb 2020 GS1 System Architecture, Release 9.0 in HTML
Feb 2020 GS1 Attribute Definitions for Business, Release 1.2 updates per WR 18-366
Jan 2020 GS1 General Specifications, Release 20 updates per ratified GSCNs
Jan 2020 GS1 Global Product Classification Standard Dec 2019 publication per WR 19-377
Jan 2020 GDSN Release 3.1.11 per WR 19-369
Jan 2020 EPCIS and Core Business Vocabulary Implementation Guideline updates per WR 19-109
Jan 2020 GS1 DataMatrix Guideline in HTML
Dec 2019 GS1 Package Measurement Rules Standard in HTML
Dec 2019 GS1 Global Traceability Standard in HTML
Dec 2019 GS1 Pharmaceutical Image Implementation Guideline in HTML
Dec 2019 GS1 Logistic Label Guideline in HTML
Nov 2019 GS1 XML, Release 3.4.1
Nov 2019 GDSN Trade Item Implementation Guideline, Release 32
Nov 2019 EPCIS for Fighting Illicit Trade Application Standard, Release 1.1
Nov 2019 EPC Tag Data Standard (TDS), Release 1.13
Oct 2019 GSCN 19-281 2D distribution use for Variable Measure Trade Item; GSCN 19-278 Invalid serial number pairing; GSCN 19-208 Multiple barcodes containing different GTINs; GSCN 19-059 Label placement on products for general distribution; GSCN 18-334 GTIN non-reuse for items never produced
Aug 2019 GDSN Release 3.1.10
Jul 2019 GS1 Lightweight messaging standard for verification of product identifier, Release 1.1
Jul 2019 GS1 Logistics Label Guideline, Release 1.3
May 2019 GSCN for 19-077, new Application Standard for Fighting Illicit Trade
May 2019 GS1 Fighting Illicit Trade Master Data Message Business Message Standard
Apr 2019 GSCN for 19-012 an update for GS1 Global Model Number for regulated medical devices
Apr 2019 GS1 XML, Release 3.4
Mar 2019 Identification of Investigational Products in Clinical Trials Application Standard, Release 1.0.1
Mar 2019 GSCN for 18-087 new GS1 Application Identifier (7240) for Protocol ID
Mar 2019 GS1 Logistics Interoperability Model Application Standard, Release 1.1.1
Feb 2019 GSCN for 18-346 use of GS1 2D barcodes at retail point-of-sale
Feb 2019 GS1 Foundation for Fish, Seafood and Aquaculture Traceability Implementation Guideline, Release 1.3
Feb 2019 GS1 Package Measurement Rules Standard, Release 2.6
Dec 2018 Global Product Classification (GPC)
Nov 2018 Packaging Label Guide
Sep 2018 Identification of Components and Parts in the Rail Industry - Application Standard, Release 1.2
Sep 2018 Healthcare GLN Implementation Guideline, Release 2.0
Aug 2018 GS1 Mobile Ready Hero Images Guideline, Release 1.0
Jul 2018 CBVCN (Core Business Vocabulary Change Notification) WR18-108 Addition of Fish Attributes
Jul 2018 EPC™ Radio-Frequency Identity Protocols Generation-2 UHF RFID Standard, Release 2.1
Jun 2018 Consumer Product Variant - Implementation Guide
Jun 2018 Leveraging GDSN for the FDA Global Unique Device Identifier Database (GUDID) Implementation Guideline, Release 3.0
Apr 2018 GS1 Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) Implementation Guide, Release 1.2
Dec 2017 Exchange of component/part lifecycle data in the rail industry, application standard, Release 1.0
Nov 2017 Tagged-Item Grading Grade Definitions Guideline, Release 1.1
Sep 2017 GS1 Fruit & Vegetable Master Data Attribute Implementation Guide, Release 1.3
Sep 2017 GS1 DataMatrix Guideline, Release 2.5
Sep 2017 GS1 Model for Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Part II EDI Processes, Release 1.2
Aug 2017 Global Traceability Standard, Release 2
Jul 2017 GS1 EANCOM, Standard
Jun 2017 Use of GS1 Identification Keys in GS1 EDI messages Guideline
Jun 2017 Pharmaceutical Image Implementation Guideline
Apr 2017 GDSN Operations Manual
Feb 2017 EPCIS and CBV Implementation Guideline, Release 1.2
Dec 2016 Identification of Components and Parts in the Rail Industry - Application Standard, Release 1.0
Dec 2016 The three TIPP supporting files (Adoption explained, Solution Providers Tools and Testing submission form)
Nov 2016 Trade-item Performance Protocol guideline
Oct 2016 How to apply GS1 keys in UBL messages Guideline, Release 1.0
Sep 2016 EPCIS & Core Business Vocabulary Standard, Release 1.2
June 2016 GS1 GTIN Management Standard
May 2016 GS1 Architecture Principles, Release 3.0
Feb 2016 Gen2v2 Interoperability Test Requirements
Jan 2016 GS1 GLN Allocation Rules (standard)
Dec 2015 GS1 EDI Healthcare Guidelines
Dec 2015 GDSN Healthcare Use Cases
Dec 2015 Global Traceability Compliance Criteria for Food (Application Standard)
Nov 2015 Vocabulary of GS1 SmartSearch
Oct 2015 GS1 Global Meat and Poultry Traceability Guideline, Release 1.0
Oct 2015 EPC Compliant Class-1 Generation-2 UHF RFID Devices Conformance Requirements, Release 2.0.1
July 2015 GS1 1D Barcode Verification Process Implementation Guideline
July 2015 GS1 2D Barcode Verification Process Implementation Guideline
July 2015 Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules
July 2015 GS1 AIDC Healthcare Implementation Guideline
July 2015 GS1 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Labelling Consumer Units
July 2015 Content Authors and editors checklist
July 2015 GS1 SmartSearch implementation guideline
May 2015 GS1 EPCIS for Rail Vehicle Visibility Application Standard
May 2015 EPC Information Services (EPCIS) Specification Conformance Requirements
April 2015 EPC Gen2 UHF Air Interface Protocol Standard
March 2015 Typing in the GS1 System Architecture Finding
March 2015 GS1 Third Party Data Exchange in Healthcare Implementation Guide