The GS1 General Specifications is the core standards document of the GS1 System describing how GS1 bar codes and identification keys should be used. To view the most updated version of the General Specifications, click here.
GS1 Standards Development
The GS1 Global Office develops international standards using the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP). GSMP is the document development lifecycle that includes a comprehensive set of rules allowing GS1's community of stakeholders to reach consensus on user-driven standards. To visit the standards development website, click here.
GSMP Standards Development Work Groups
The GSMP brings together users from around the world to develop supply chain standards in GSMP Work Groups. These groups operate under the GSMP and comply with anti-trust laws. To get involved in a work group, click here.