GDSN Package Measurement Rules GS1 Standards Document


Publication Date: 2010 Publication Language: English Publication Country/Region: ECR Europe Publication Type: Bluebook Companies involved: n/a Author: n/a

This document establishes rules for the global, unambiguous definition of nominal measurement attributes of product packaging to facilitate communication of the same for retail and non-retail products from the consumer unit to the case level and all intermediate packaging levels in between. These rules are intended to provide a consistent, repeatable process to determine measurements for a given product package; and may not represent the “as merchandised” or shelf orientation of the product. Any, more restrictive, local regulations governing the measurement of either weight or dimensions take precedence over these specifications.

When a new Global Trade Item Number™ (GTIN™) is assigned to a trade item, it is essential that the party allocating the number, normally the manufacturer, provide detailed information to trading partners about the characteristics of the new trade item. This information should be provided as soon as possible before the product is actually traded and should include details such as brand name, net weight, packaging materials, etc, and package measurements.