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Join GS1 Latvia

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.

Most retailers expect their suppliers to uniquely identify their products—with barcodes (for products sold in stores) and with product identifiers (for products sold online).

What you need to do?

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 GTINs 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 - GS1 Latvia.

A GS1 Company Prefix is a unique identification number that GS1 Latvia issues just to your company - and it is part of every GS1 GTIN and other GS1 identification keys you create. It’s the internationally accepted way to uniquely identify your brand in the global supply chain.

To obtain a GS1 Company Prefix you can contact GS1 Latvia or any of the 114 GS1 Member Organizations

Why get your numbers and barcodes from GS1 Latvia?

Here is just some of the benefits of getting your barcode numbers from us.

For our member we provide:

  • Unique GS1 Company Prefix.
  • A minimum of 1,000 barcode numbers.
  • Global Location Number (GLN) for Company Legal Entity identification.
  • An online database - Produktu un vietu katalogs (in Latvian ONLY) to create, store and manage all of your GS1 numbers (GTINs, GLNs, RCN).
  • Barcode Image Generator - create barcode images quickly and easily in web or vector formats.
  • Comfort in knowing that the numbers you assign to your products or locations are unique globally.
  • Free Support by phone or online.
  • 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.
  • Get 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 you set up barcodes through GS1 Latvia?

Follow the three easy steps to get started:

  • 1

    Join GS1 Latvia

  • 2

    Receive your own unique GS1 Company Prefix

  • 3

    Start assigning GS1 numbers and barcodes to your products


1. How to join GS1 Latvia?


Joining GS1 Latvia is easy. Complete and sign our short Application Form which should take no more than 5 minutes and send us by e-mail


 Application Form (pdf)


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

IMPORTANT! Please read: GS1 Latvia Statutes (pdf), Regulations (pdf)


How much does it cost?
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 Turnover > 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 regardless of the Turnover 71 Eur 427 Eur

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

2. Receive your own unique GS1 Company Prefix.


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

Not later than within two work days of receiving of payment we will process the new membership application:

- You’ll receive an official GS1 Membership certificate, giving you the peace of mind that your numbers are uniquely yours

- obtain unique company identification number called a GS1 Company Prefix.


IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE:  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.


A 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.

3. Start assigning GS1 numbers and barcodes to your products


Once you’ve got your GS1 Company Prefix, you’ll be able to login to GS1 Latvia Produktu un vietu katalogs (Product and Sites Catalogue) - our online tool that helps you to create, store and manage all of your product numbers – these are called Global Trade Item Numbers – (GTINs-13), These numbers can be used for creating barcodes. As well you will be able to create, store and manage  variable measure numbers and Global Location Numbers (GLN).

You’ll get an access to our Barcode image generator – create barcode images quickly and easily in a png, jpg, SVG or EPS formats.

How you set up barcodes:

  • Using your GS1 Company Prefix, you add a number that specifically identifies your product. Combined with a check digit, this creates a 13 digit GTIN® (Global Trade Item Number®) that identifies both your company and that product
  • You take this GTIN and create a barcode from it that can be scanned


More information:

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 

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.

For more information in English please visit GS1 website.

If you require further information, please get in touch with us by phone +371 67830822, Mob. +371 27334458.