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The GTIN Rules Are Changing!

Posted By RCVF Admin, Sunday, October 21, 2018

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The GTIN Rules Are Changing!

As you may have heard, the GS1 System of Standards will no longer support GTIN reuse in any industry, effective December 31, 2018.

The standard for GTIN Reuse will be changed in December 2018: a GTIN allocated to a trade item SHALL NOT be reallocated to another trade item. The only exceptions include:

  • If a GTIN has been assigned to an item, which was then never actually produced, the GTIN may be deleted from any catalogue immediately without first being marked as discontinued. In this exception use case, the GTIN may be reused 12 months after deletion from the seller’s catalogue.

  • Trade items that have been withdrawn from the market and are reintroduced may use their original GTIN, if they are reintroduced without any modifications or changes that require a new GTIN, as specified by the GTIN Management Standard.

To learn more about the change in the Standard, view an on-demand webinar regarding the topic, and have access to FAQ’s, please visit


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