This document summarises the international measurement rules. It gives an overview of the measurement rules which most commonly apply when measuring consumer goods in the DIY, Garden & Pet sector. It also provides the corresponding permitted tolerances.
The international measurement rules are intended to ensure the sharing of high-quality data. If all the trading partners who share product data via GS1 GDSN apply the measurement rules appropriately, this creates a logical and replicable process for establishing product packaging dimensions.
Measurement rules may not suit the way in which the item is positioned on the shelf, or appears in promotional material.
For a complete list of the measurement rules, consult the international measurement rules.