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Why join GS1?

Our unique identifying numbers and data management system is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world, with over 2 million members in 150 countries.

As a not-for-profit organisations, GS1 work with their members to develop standards so they keep pace with the changing business and regulatory landscape, so you can grow your business, locally and internationally.

We can help get your products to market faster and trade more effectively.

Before you can begin using bar codes, you must create the numbers that go inside the symbol. For retail products these barcode numbers are known as GTIN`s or Global Trade Item Numbers. The first step in creating an official, globally recognised bar code number (GTIN) is to get a GS1 Company Prefix from an official GS1 Member Organisation, such as GS1 Latvia.

GS1 has a Member Organisations in over 112 countries globally.

GS1 Latvia is one of 112 GS1 member organisation across 150 countries worldwide. We handle all enquiries related to GS1 products, solutions and services as the basis for creating unique numbers to identify everything in the supply chain. To obtain a GS1 Company Prefix you can contact GS1 Latvia or any of the 112 GS1 MO.

GS1 Latvia provides a unique numbers to identify everything from products to services to locations. These numbers are used for barcodes, RFID tags and in electronic communications.

On joining GS1 Latvia you will be given a global GS1 Company Prefix. This is a unique number that makes your company, and each of yours products, instantly recognisable and unmistakable to your customers around the globe.

By using your GS1 Company Prefix you will be able to create unique numbers to barcode products.

For our member we provide:

  • Unique GS1 Company Prefix and a minimum of 1,000 barcode numbers.
  • An online database - Produktu un vietu katalogs (in Latvian ONLY) to manage your numbers which helps you to create and allocate GS1 numbers (GTIN`s and GLN`s).
  • Comfort in knowing that the numbers you assign to your products or locations are unique globally.
  • Helpdesk Support.
  • Implementation manuals to assist in the use of the GS1 system.
  • GS1 Latvia eInfo (in Latvian ONLY) to keep our members up-to-date with new GS1 standards and services.
  • Access to consulting and training (e.g. Class (in Latvian) or GS1 LEARNING ZONE (in English). 
  • All members are invited to attend the GS1 Latvia Annual General Meeting.

As a member of GS1 Latvia we will keep you informed of the latest industry developments and give you opportunities to improve your business by learning from industry experts and sharing knowledge with your peers.

How to join GS1 Latvia?

Joining GS1 Latvia is easy. Just print out (or save in your computer), fill in and sign our short Application Form which should take no more than 5 minutes and send us by e-mail gs1@gs1lv.org or by  fax +371 67332276.

PLEASE NOTE that we need the Application Form which is legally signed by CEO. 

GS1 Latvia Statutes (pdf)       Regulations (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)

Membership Costs
Average number of employees in the previous year, according to the official annual report One-off Admission Fee Annual Membership Fee
1-5 and Turnover < 99 600 Eur 71 Eur 71 Eur
1-5 and Turnove > 99 600 Eur 71 Eur 100 Eur
6-20 regardless of the Turnover 71 Eur 142 Eur
21-100 regardless of the Turnover 71 Eur 285 Eur
101 and more regarfless of the Turnover 71 Eur 427 Eur

The invoice will be issued and sent to you within one work day by e-mail.

We will start processing your application once your payment is reflected on our bank statement.

Not later than within three work days of receiving of payment we will process the new membership application. Company receives from GS1 Latvia a Membership confirmation Sertificate and password for the access to our Product Catalogue - Produktu un vietu katalogs to allocate a product numbers (called GTIN-13) which can be used for creating bar codes. You can access to the numbers through our online Product Data Catalogue (Produktu katalogs in Latvian only) once you've joined.  You'll also be able to create variable measure numbers and GLNs.
All GS1 Latvia members are required to publish their product data on the Product Data Catalogue in Latvian as soon as possible but not later than within 1 months of joining GS1 Latvia.

PLEASE NOTE:  the GS1 Company Prefix allocated to the company is exclusively for company use – company must not assign, licence or allow its use by any other company.

The GS1 Company Prefix number is the basis of the GS1 system for creating GS1 Identification Keys. Using this number, GS1 Latvia to each its member allocates one Global Location Number (GLN) for Company Legal Entity identification. This is the first GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and identifies the member within the GS1 community as a legal person.
Based on its GS1 company prefix number, the member takes responsibility for assigning further identification numbers according to area of use, under adherence to the system regulations:

GLN: Global Location Number, for clear identification of companies, operations and sites.
GTIN: Global Trade Item Number, for clear identification of items (products and services at all levels of packaging).
SSCC: Serial Shipping Container Code, for clear identification of logistic units.

The use of GS1 system is detailed in the GS1 General Specifications 

All documents are available on the GS1 website - www.gs1.org (in English). The members are obliged to install the GS1 system in accordance with the instructions given. The implementation of the technical requirements for use of the GS1 system is the responsibility of the member. Dependency and hierarchy must be taken into account when assembling systems alongside each other.

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