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Can I re-use a GTIN (Barcode number) ?

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GTINs (Barcode numbers) that have been allocated and have entered the market may never be re-used.

Note:  The Barcoding basic user guide V3 discusses re-using item numbers, this information is now INCORRECT.  An amended version is pending.

Any change to a product, including product descriptions and packaging may require a new GTIN please use the Decision Support Tool to help you decide if a new GTIN is required. 

If you have any questions please email verify@gs1nz.org

The principles are that the brand owner is responsible for allocating GTINs and each variant of a product must be identified with its own unique GTIN.

The complete Rules may be found at http://www.gs1.org/1/gtinrules/


Version 3 issued 19 December 2019


 

 

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