The Global Language of Business

GS1 reference

GS1's persistent repository

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GS1 reference provides a stable, persistent location for our documents and artefacts that can be referred to with confidence over the long term. All URIs are persistent. Many documents are also immutable. Content hosted on is subject to the URI policy and change management for many resources in the reference library is typically governed by the Global Standards Management Process.

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