GS1 uses a global system which classifies products clearly into categories: Global Product Classification (GPC).
GPC allows suppliers and customers to group together and classify products in a standardised and unambiguous manner. The GPC is flexible, easily scalable, and contains clear and unambiguous definitions.
Below you will find information on the basic principles of the GPC system, and information on how to assign GPC codes (bricks) to your products.
A GPC classification update was published in June 2020. You can download this publication here. Hier vind je een beknopt overzicht van de wijzigingen die de juni 2020 GPC publicatie met zich meebrengt. . Deze update gaat in november 2020 live in GDSN.
The Benelux DIY, Garden & Pet sector has requested changes and additions to the GPC system.
Submitted changes and additions to the GPC system can now be included in the next GPC publication and subsequently rolled out in the GDSN.