New Terms and Conditions for Category B

Category B Terms & Conditions Effective 1st January 2019

We would like to highlight that Category B was created primarily for use on promotional, seasonal  or limited festive product items only. Subscribers under Category B are strictly allocated with only 10 GTINs (Global Trade Item Numbers) for the base annual fee of RM 390.00 per annum. In the event the company requires more than 10 GTINs, the company is recommended to purchase a new Category A membership. 

When assigning barcode numbers to products and trade items, it is important to take note of Aggregation, which is the creation of a hierarchical, parent-child relationship between a containing object (i.e., parent) and one or more objects (i.e., children) that are contained. A simple example of aggregation is between a product and a carton; labelling a carton with a barcode number that is related to the product's barcode number. Due to this relationship, the number of barcodes used for a single product category can easily exceed 10 barcode numbers. As such, having only 10 barcode numbers is not recommended for mainstream assignment to products.


The barcode numbers assigned under Category B Is allowed to be used for 2 years from the date of the approval of termination, should the member decide to relinquish their membership. Upon the 2 years grace period, it is incumbent upon your company to strictly refrain from using barcode numbers previously assigned under Category B. GS1 Malaysia Berhad reserves the right to reassign the barcode numbers as we see fit after the 2 years grace period.


Therefore, we advise your company to re-consider your application under Category B and inform us of your decision by signing back the reply, as listed below, to enable us to process your application.

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