GS1 Canada Coming Enhancements

To make sure you get more out of our solutions, tools and services, we continually enhance and improve them for the benefit of your business and industry needs. We listen to our subscribers and develop upgrades, so our standards-based and industry-driven services provide the most up-to-date and accurate product information.

To find out more about our upcoming enhancements, click on the enhancement you are interested in below.


Upcoming Enhancements


In alignment with Canadian industry requirements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors to support data completeness and data accuracy, certain attributes and business rules will be updated to reflect nutritional updates and to address information associated with the transportation of dangerous goods (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).

Additional Enhancements for ECCnet Registry include:

  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021.
  • French language UI enhancements including updated messaging and improvements to screen displays.
Updates to ProSYNC and Item Centre will also be performed to align with these changes.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 9, 2020

Outage Dates: From Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m EST - Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m EST, ECCnet Registry, and ProSYNC may not be available.

Action Required: Please review the ECCnet Technical Documents page for the latest coming enhancements document for ECCnet Registry and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment to ECCnet Registry, enhancements for ProSYNC include:

  • Data integrity enhancements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors in support of nutritional updates and to address transportation of dangerous goods information (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021
  • French language UI enhancements to ensure consistency of content across screens and help with review and completion of required steps.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 9, 2020

Outage Dates: From Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m EST - Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m EST, ECCnet Registry, and ProSYNC may not be available.

Action Required: Please review the ECCnet Technical Documents page for the latest Coming Enhancements document for ECCnet Registry and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment to ECCnet Registry updates, upcoming enhancement for Item Centre include:

  • Improvements to reporting and search functionality to enable easier and faster sourcing of products and vendors for new listings.
  • Data integrity enhancements for Pharmacy, Grocery and Foodservice sectors in support of nutritional updates and to address transportation of dangerous goods information (including transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous products).
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021.

Projected Launch Timeframe: November 9, 2020

Outage Dates: From Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m EST - Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m EST, Item Centre may not be available.

Action Required: Please review the latest Item Centre Release notes and make any required updates to your data.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

Product Certification will undergo required updates to align with planned attribute and standards enhancements for ECCnet Registry.

The following 4 optional attributes for Grocery and Foodservice will be included:

  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE)
  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE) UOM
  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE) %DV
  • Choline %DV

Additionally, Product Certification has undergone various user experience improvements including the addition of a mandatory sign (*) after field names for easier identification, minor bug fixes, and data report logic improvements to ensure all data is captured in reports.

Launch Date: November 9, 2020

Outage Dates: From Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m EST - Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m EST, Product Certification may not be available.

Action Required: : For more details, please review the latest Attribute Guide located on the Help Resources page.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates and additional detail about specific dates and outages.

For More Information: Contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ProductCertificationSupport@gs1ca.org.