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  • EU designated GS1 SSCC to help transform cross-border parcel deliveries European Committee for Standardisation chooses GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to uniquely identify parcels and enable interoperability between all parties in the parcel delivery network. Media Release 21 June 2017
  • Railways to track wagons, coaches Indian Railways will be using GS1 standards-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure effective and transparent functioning. Economic Times report 1 May 2017
  • RFID tags to keep track of Ordnance factories’ ammunition In a first-ever exercise, ammunition produced in all ordnance factories will get radio frequency identification (RFID) tags containing details of the make, batch and manufacturing date and time. Times of India report 14 Feb 2017
  • Govt unveils smart Consumer mobile app The government launched a host of online initiatives including a mobile App ‘Smart Consumer’ and an ‘Online Consumer Mediation Centre (OCMC)’ to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances. Indian Express report Business Standard report 24 December 2016
  • Empowering consumers to make better choices and revolutionising product data exchange in the retail sector GS1 India announces the launch of its new DataKart service, a repository of retailed products sold through retail stores and through online shopping portals. PTI report 26 Nov 2016
  • Big Benefits, Small Codes The use of GS1 standards help dairy companies grow their business. Read more 26 Nov 2016
  • Reliance Retail, Walmart among key retailers all set to revolutionise product data exchange between brand owners Major retailers such as Reliance Retail, Big Bazaar, Walmart India, HyperCity Retail, BigBasket, P&G, Nestle, HUL, Mondelez, ITC, MTR Foods, Colgate, J&J, Marico, Kraft Heinz, Reckitt Benckiser, and others shared their expectations from DataKart. Read more 24 Nov 2016
  • 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
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