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Instructions for GS1 Company Prefix (GCP) number registration

 

 

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The following documents are required to be submitted for allocation of GCP number:

  • Registration form duly filled and signed alongwith the product classification.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant company. In case of Proprietorship firm, copy of PAN card of the Proprietor.
  • Proof of status of applicant company.
    • for Proprietorship firm – copy of VAT Registration certificate
    • for Partnership firm – copy of VAT Registration certificate/ Partnership deed
    • for Pvt. Ltd / Public Ltd etc– copy of ROC / ROS / MOA / VAT Registration certificate.
  • Forwarding / Request letter on company letterhead towards allocation of GS1 company prefix number.
  • Copy of your audited balance sheet as on 31st March, 2015 or latest.
  • Payment of requisite fees ( Please make payment by DD/NEFT only)  
  • For paying through electronic transfer of funds (NEFT) to GS1 India (any bank),
  

Vijaya Bank,
Bhikaji Cama Place Branch
Current Account No.– 602000301000218
In the name of GS1 India
NEFT Code: VIJB 0006020
MICR Code:   110029018
Corporation Bank,
Bhikaji Cama Place Branch
Current Account No: 037301601000783
In the Name of: GS1 India
NEFT code: CORP 0000373
MICR Code: 110017008

 
  • If paid by DD / pay order – In favour of “GS1 India”
    • Payable at Delhi (if sending the documents at Delhi)
    • Payable at Mumbai (if sending the documents at Mumbai)
  • Alternately, you may make an online payment using Debit card / Credit card / Internet banking. Go to www.gs1india.org, click on “Make online payment” and choose option – New Registration.
 
                           Address for correspondence:
 

Delhi Office
Mumbai Office
Bangalore Office
GS1 INDIA,
330, 2nd Floor, ‘C’ Wing, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi - 110066
Tel: + 91-11-26168720/ 721 / 725
Fax: + 91-11-26168730
 
GS1 INDIA,
C/o MSME Development Institute
Andheri Kurla Road, Sakinaka
Mumbai – 400072
Tel: + 91-22-28576516 / 517
Fax: + 91-22-28579539
 
GS1 INDIA,
C/o Kassia Bhawan,
3rd Floor, 2/106, 17th Cross
Magadi Chord Road, Vijayanagar
Bangalore – 560040
Tel: +91-80-23405552, 23305550/ 553/ 554

 

 

 

 

Note:-

    • Fees paid to GS1 India are non-refundable except for interest-free Security Deposit which is refundable after cancellation/termination of subscription.
    • GS1 India PAN Number – AAATE0387N (click here to download a copy
      GS1 India Service Tax Number - AAATE0387NST001 (click here to download a copy)
    • Broad guidelines for generation of GS1 product codes
    • Every product variant / type / SKU that has to be identified uniquely by a manufacturer/retailer requires a unique GS1 product code. For example:
    • Each different pack size (e.g. 1kg, 500g or 200g) of the same product represents a different product variant / SKU / product type.
    • If two items are combined to create a promotional pack, the new pack represents a new product variant / type / SKU and hence requires a new GS1 product code for its unique identification.
    • Products with different colours, sizes / pack sizes, styles, quality etc are required to be considered as different product variant / SKUs).
    • It is suggested that product numbering capacity applied for should be fixed considering future product development requirements ( new product variants) in perspective. Request for increase in product numbering capacity beyond 30 days from the date of allocation of GCP will not be entertained.
    • Financial Assistance Schemes offered by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), is available at http://www.gs1india.org/Support/financial-assistance-schemes
    • The registration process requires two to three working days at GS1 India's end after submission of all necessary documents in order. 

 

Fee structure for allocation of GS1 Company Prefix Number (GCP)

 

Please click here to view the Barcode registration fee structure 

A) Registration fee: This is dependent on product numbering capacity desired. Please select from table below. While doing so, take into consideration the total number of SKUs/product variants/product types that you currently have, and also what you are likely to add in the next few years.

B) Subscription fee: Subscribers are expected to remit the subscription renewal fee on or before the expiry of the subscription validity period as specified at the time of initial registration or at the time of subsequent renewal of the same.

C) Security deposit: Interest-free, refundable security deposit payable once on registration which shall be refunded after cancellation/ termination of subscription by GS1 India.

D) Subscription validity: While registering you have the option of paying your subscription fee for 1or 2 or 3 or 10 years. Please refer to the below grid for the applicable fee.

If applying between
Subscription valid Till
1st Apr to 30th Jun
31st March 
1st Jul   to 30th Sep
30th  June 
1st Oct to 31st Dec
30th Sep
1st Jan to 31st Mar
31st Dec

 E) Fee structure for allocation of GTIN 13 digits number 
Barcode registration fee structure 

Other fees ( Please make payment through Cheque/DD/NEFT only) applicable are as below:-

1. Password resetting : Rs 250/- excluding service tax

2. Duplicate copy of documents : Rs 250/- excluding service tax

Cheque return charges : Rs 250/- excluding service tax

In event of dishonour of cheque at the time of realization due to any reason, the payment shall be made only by NEFT or DD / PO in favor of GS1 India alongwith Rs 250 (plus service tax) as cheque return charges.

3. Change of capacity of GS1 Company Prefix (GCP) number (not applicable on UPC prefix) :

Proper care should be taken while applying for GCP number. Any request for change in GS1 Company prefix number (not applicable on UPC prefix) on account of change in product range type or SKU shall be entertained within 30 days from the date of its allocation subject to the submission of the followings:-

A: Documents
a. Declaration on the letterhead of the company seeking change in GCP number stating that it has not used the prefix allocated on any of the product since allocation.

b. Original copy of the GCP allotment letter titled “Licence for use of GS1 Company Prefix number". it shall be the responsibility of the company to ensure that no photocopies of the original letters are taken and kept in the record.

B: Fees
a. Differential fee amount between the fee paid at the time of initial allotment and fee applicable on desired new product range / type / SKUs.

b. Processing fee of Rs 1000/- (excluding service tax) towards seeking change of capacity of GS1 company prefix number.

4.Change of subscriber company name

GS1 will provide list of desired documents for submission by Subscriber. On receipt of the same and if change of name is approved by GS1 India, you would be required to pay the fee as below:

-          When you contact GS1 India within 3 months from when the Company Name was originally changed -  No fees is payable 

-          When you contact GS1 India after 3 months from when the Company Name was originally changed - Rs 1,000/- (excluding service tax)

5.Fee for designing / verifying a barcode:

1D:
The barcode designing fee for each product is Rs 500/- (excluding service tax) for GS1 India subscribers.
The barcode verification fee for each sample is Rs 500/- (excluding service tax) for GS1 India subscribers. For barcode samples using GS1 company prefix number issued by any other GS1 organisation worldwide, desiring verification reports from GS1 India, the fee applicable shall be Rs 750/- (excluding service tax) per barcode sample.
2D:
The barcode designing fee for each product is Rs 1000/- (excluding service tax) for GS1 India subscribers.
The barcode verification fee is Rs 1000/- per barcode sample (exlcuding service tax) for GS1 India subscribers. For barcode samples using GS1 company prefix number issued by any other GS1 organisation worldwide, desiring verification reports from GS1 India, the fee applicable shall be Rs 1500/- (excluding service tax) per barcode sample.