The New Zealand Government works with GS1 New Zealandby using the same standards private sector organisations use in processes including border clearance, procurement, identification of businesses and traceability.
Global Data Standards (GDS) are instrumental in facilitating international trade. They give world class specifications to ensure data interoperability, transparency and efficiency.
New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
A key initiative for the Government Sector is the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), which gives businesses a multiple of benefits. Find out more.
GS1 Case study: On Pack Label Database
Read the Case Study: GS1 and Ministry for Primary Industries have been working together since March 2019. GS1’s On Pack Data Collection service provides New Zealand Food Safety with a strong representation of the current food supply, which helps them to monitor trends.
GS1 engages with border protection and Customs agencies to support the facilitation of goods across the border. In particular, GS1 New Zealand has provided specialist support to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
GS1 supports Government’s goals around patient safety and cost management. GS1 standards are cited in a number of Ministry of Health Standards and agency guidelines. The healthcare sector is represented on the GS1 Board by the Ministry of Health. Find out more about the Healthcare sector working with GS1.
The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique identifier for New Zealand businesses. Established under a partnership with the New Zealand Government and GS1, the NZBN is a globally recognised identifier that links business information in one place for use by business, government and the public, worldwide.
GS1 works with the Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI), industry associations such as the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council and major retailers including Foodstuffs and Woolworths New Zealand, to build modern, streamlined recall and withdrawal solutions.
GS1 New Zealand’s Product Recall service is an online tool that manages recalls and withdrawals – quickly and affordably. The service is seen by both government and industry as a best-of-breed exemplar of how government agencies and industry can work collaboratively to solve complex problems.