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  • Alibaba to use GS1 barcodes to aid buyers, clamp down on fake products China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba signed a strategic agreement with GS1 China during the GIEC 2016 International IT Business Forum in Beijing. Read news 23 Aug 2016
  • Google shopping’s new GTIN requirements With Google Shopping, finding the right customers starts with creating a good product data feed: the better your feed, the more easily we can connect you with online shoppers. Read news 9 Sep 2016
  • Five reasons why GTIN should be your new favourite Google Shopping acronym If you sell a product that has a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), you need to include that in your feed by May 16, 2016, or else those items will be disapproved. Read news 25 Apr 2016
  • GS1 FASTag allow non-stop movement of vehicles at 275 toll plazas You will be able to zip through toll plazas across the country from Monday as NHAI is making cashless payment mechanism (FASTag) operational at 275 toll plazas Economic Times report 20 April 2016
  • GS1 standards-based smart tags to track freight containers Government to track the movement of freight containers through a smart chip to speed up cargo movement and decongest ports. Read Times of India report 17 Apr 2016
  • Consumer Protection Bill 2015 seeks to mandate the use of GTINs The consumer protection bill has provision for "mandatory use of unique and universal goods identifiers (GTINs) to prevent unfair trade practices and protect consumer interests." Times of India report The Economic Times report 23 Mar 2016
  • GS1 standards-based FASTags to help reduce congestion at toll plazas NHAI has approached the National Payments Corporation of India to set up an interbank clearing house to enable e-tolling across 350 toll plazas. Economic Times report 27 Feb 2016
  • GS1 barcodes based tracking increases liquor tax collection for Delhi The introduction of a mobile application to track the status of each liquor bottle using its barcode and reporting illegal liquor to the control room has put liquor-related data in the public domain and made it difficult to violate rules. Times of India report 13-Jan-2016
  • CII National Award for Food Safety 2015 CII National Award for Food Safety 2015 Read news 7 Jan 2016
  • DAVA Won eAsia Award The Department of Commerce’s DAVA project has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category. Read more >
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