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Founded 1977, Brussels (Belgium), as European Article Numbering Association (EAN) -- Association européenne de numérotation des articles, on the initiative of manufacturers and retailers from 12 European countries. From 1978, open to organizations from other continents. Subsequently changed title to: International Article Numbering Association -- Association internationale de numérotation des articles but, from 1992, referred to as EAN International. Present name adopted 2005. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 30 July 1979. EU Transparence Register: 073756422825-22.


Establish a global multi-industry system to identify, capture and share information of products, services and locations based on internationally accepted and business-led GS1 standards; facilitate collaboration among trading partners, organizations and technology providers in order to solve business challenges that leverage standards and to ensure visibility along the entire supply chain.

Future Events

2019 Brussels, Belgium – Global Forum

2018 Bogota, Colombia – Global Healrthcare Conference

2018 Brussels, Belgium – Global Forum

2017 Frankfurt-Main, Germany – Meeting

2017 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Latin America Regional Forum

2017 Prague, Czech Rep – European Regional Forum

2017 Tokyo, Japan – Asia Pacific Regional Forum

Past Events(99)

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 112 countries
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1. Jun 2017
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