GS1 in Albania

GS1 Albania locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication for products, services, assets and locations - the GS1 System. We also offer a wide range of services to help businesses use these standards and technologies, including technical support, implementation advice, consulting and training. 

Our fundamental role is to allocate GS1 numbers, and to maintain and promote the use of internationally recognised supply chain standards. This, in turn, allows Albanian companies to adopt the world's best practice supply chain management techniques. The GS1 Standards for identification, data capture and data sharing enable organisations to identify their products with Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), to encode those GTINs in barcode format and to capture data through bar code scanning. The most frequently used retail barcode in Albania is the EAN 13 barcode.

GS1 Albania is the only organisation in Albania officially affiliated to the global organisation GS1 for the licencing of GS1 Identification Keys and dissemination of GS1 Standards. GS1 Albania provides member users with registration in the global GS1 database GEPIR which is utilised by retailers and trading partners to validate the GS1 Global Company Prefixes (GCPs) used by their supliers.