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GS1 AISBL is an international non-profit association registered in Belgium, with offices at Avenue Louise 326, box 10, 1050 Brussels (Enterprise number: 419.640.608).


This web site is presented by GS1 for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public. GS1 monitors the quality of the information available on this web site and updates the information regularly. However, GS1 is a neutral organisation and does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material or quality of any of the services contained on this web site or on any linked site. This web site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on this web site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of GS1 or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to external web sites

This web site contains links to other web sites that are external to GS1. GS1 takes reasonable care in linking web sites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external web sites.

Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this web site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the web site they visit.

Posting content to this web site

You may post content to this web site according to the following terms and conditions. All information posted should be truthful and should not contain any false or misleading statements. You may not post negative or false information about a competitor or bring into disrepute the goodwill, trade, and business of a competitor or reputation of GS1. You must not alter any of the web site's content, or frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from the web site on any other web site. Any information posted to this web site is subject to the limitation of liability and warranties set out in paragraph 1 above. By uploading your logo to this web site, you are hereby granting GS1 a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to use your logo on the web site solely for the purpose of linking your site to ours. No other use of the logo is permitted without your written approval. It is understood that the license you grant to GS1 for use of your logo may be terminated at any time by you, at your sole discretion.


GS1 applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. GS1 accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Copyright Notice

The content of this web site is copyright protected. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under Belgian Copyright law, all other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to: GS1, 326 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, E-mail:

This notice is not to be erased. You are not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or commercialise the information or material without seeking prior written approval from GS1.

You are not permitted to use the GS1 web site to sell a product or service or to increase traffic to your web site.

Linking to this site

You may link to the GS1 web site at your full expense and responsibility.

You must not alter any of the web site's contents, or frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this web site on any other web site. GS1 reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.