Share standards


GS1's data sharing standards facilitate the efficient exchange of business critical information.

The data sharing standards ensures that the correct information gets to the right stakeholders at the right time. 

Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN)

The Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) enables trading partners to globally share trusted product data. You can  exchange product information with business partners in an automatic and efficient way that ensures brand integrity. How GDSN works.

To find out more about the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) please visit GS1 Global website.

GS1 Source

GS1 Source is a framework for sharing product information in consumer facing digital channels. It is standards based, scalable and interoperable. Companies can use GS1 Source to share information about their products on the cloud. Application developers can then integrate this product data in their web and mobile applications.

For more information please contact the GS1 Support Team, phone 0800 10 23 56.

Global GTIN/ GLN Search Database

Find out basic contact information for companies that are members of GS1 including license ownerships for GTIN and GLN. 

Access the global search database.

EPCIS and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV)

EPCIS is a GS1 standard that enables trading partners to share information about the physical movement and status of products as they travel through a supply chain. The EPCIS helps answer the “what, where, when and why” of product identity, location and disposition in a supply chain.

The Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) provides definitions of data to provide for querying and reporting on data in a standardised way to reduce variation complexity. 

More information

For more information about GS1 Sharing Standards, visit GS1 Global website.