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GTIN Allocation Assistant

GTIN Allocation Rules Made Simple

Globally unique product identification and correct GTIN allocation is foundational to an efficient and traceable supply chain. However, GTIN allocation rules can be complex and confusing, and a wrong decision could result in missed or delayed product listings, or significant costs from repackaging or withdrawing products.

Make the right decisions quickly and easily with GS1 Canada’s GTIN Allocation Assistant, a decision support tool that leverages content in ECCnet Registry to walk users through a series of simple questions. The tool then provides a quick and easy decision on whether the proposed product or packaging changes require a new GTIN.

GTIN Allocation Assistant is based on global standards, aligned with local regulations and created in collaboration with Canadian manufacturers and retailers.


Benefits of GTIN Allocation Assistant

Data Excellence

Our commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated, increasing accuracy and building trust between trading partners.

Ensuring all products are correctly allocated new GTINs when required means that product data shared between trading partners is accurate and reliable.

Reduced Financial Risk

By helping you identify when a new GTIN is needed, GTIN Allocation Assistant also helps you distinguish specific product variations such as seasonal or promotional products.

In the event of a product recall, being able to isolate just the affected range, rather than recalling your entire stock of that product, can minimize the financial impact.

Standardized Information

GTIN Allocation Assistant leverages GS1 global GTIN management rules to determine whether or not your product updates require a new GTIN, ensuring consistency in the decision-support process based on global standards.

Increased Operational Efficiency

A streamlined process for determining whether or not you need a new GTIN reduces both confusion and the chances of making a wrong decision that can cost you money and delay product listings.

How to Access GTIN Allocation Assistant

Please register for GTIN Allocation Assistant by filling out the form below. You will receive your login credentials via email within one business day.

Click the button below and provide your details to be set up for an account.