Through system validations and other data excellence checks, GS1 Canada solutions may detect when a GTIN has been applied to more than one product and prevent that GTIN from being used within our solutions.
Further, through community data excellence methods such as GTIN Discrepancy Reports (GDRs), retail trading partners may report when a GTIN they receive does not match the GTIN in GS1 Canada systems.
Additionally, GS1 Canada is taking extra steps to ensure that all of our subscribers, data recipients and data providers, are participating in this new global standard. This continues to include renewing your annual license with an account in good standing.
Some of the consequences your organization might face if it continues to reuse GTINs are:
- Your trading partners will be notified of non-compliant GTINs, potentially affecting those relationships
- Non-compliant GTINs will be removed from local and global registries making your product less visible to Canadian and global trading partners and marketplaces