In accordance with the GS1 General Specifications, “The brand owner, the organisation that owns the specifications of the trade item regardless of where and by whom it is manufactured, is normally responsible for the allocation of the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). On joining a GS1 Member Organisation, the brand owner receives a GS1 Company Prefix, which is for the sole use of the company to which it is assigned.
The brand owner is the organisation that owns the trade item specifications and may be:
■ The manufacturer or supplier: The company that manufactures the trade item or has it manufactured, in any country, and sells it under its own brand name.
■ The importer or wholesaler: The importer or wholesaler that has the trade item manufactured, in any country and sells it under its own brand name or the importer or wholesaler that changes the trade item (for example by modifying the packaging of the trade item).
■ The retailer: The retailer that has the trade item manufactured, in any country, and sells it under its own brand.”
If your business is registered in Ukraine as the legal person or private entrepreneur, please look through the detailed info on how to join GS1 Ukraine and obtain the bar code numbers (Global Trade Item Numbers – GTINs):
Non-residents cannot be GS1 Ukraine members. If your business is not registered in Ukraine please apply to your local GS1 Member Organisation. You can find contacts in the list of GS1 Offices around the world.