Become a GS1 HK Full Member & get the GS1 barcode now!

Full Membership


You must become a full member to obtain GS1 identifiers. Full members can use the GS1 Global Company Prefix (GCP) to generate unique identification numbers for products (GTIN, including EAN-13), shipments (SSCC), locations (GLN), etc.

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5 simple steps to get Hong Kong Barcodes for your products

Step 1: Join GS1 HK Full Membership for a unique GS1 Company Prefix starting with “489”*
*A barcode starting with the prefix “489” means the product is operated by a Hong Kong-registered company.

Step 2: Allocate barcode number (Global Trade Item Number - GTIN)

Step 3: Generate barcode image (EAN-13)

Step 4: Print barcode image (EAN-13)

Step 5: Test / Verify printed barcode (optional)


Document requirements

You need to submit:
  • A completed GS1 Hong Kong Full Membership application form
  • A copy of your company's Business Registration Certificate
  • Proof of employee headcount, such as employee insurance documentation or MPF certificate
  • Payment Method: Bank transfer, or credit card /PayPal
  • If making payment by bank transfer, a proof of payment payable to 'GS1 Hong Kong Limited'


3 membership categories:

Membership Category Number of Employees Entrance Fee (HK$) Annual Fee (HK$) Total (HK$)
A 1-9 3,980 3,980 7,960
B 10-99 9,290 9,290 18,580
C 100 or above 9,290 14,600 23,890

Application will normally be processed in 1 working day upon receipt of all the documents and payment mentioned above.

If you have further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Your membership benefits    

A barcode starting with prefix 489 means that the product is operated by a Hong Kong-registered company.  GS1 HK will assign a unique identification number to your company on “license” basis, just like your business registration number.

After joining our Full Membership, a unique Company Prefix “489” will be assigned to your company and you will be entitled to enjoy:

Authorized Hong Kong barcode numbers (489)
- At least 1,000 GTINs.

Free Usage of BarcodePlus Platform
– Cloud-based product and location information platform allowing you to update your product information which enables you (i) to generate 1D and 2D barcodes for your products, (ii) to provide accurate and trusted information to your trading partners and consumers.

– Enables you to connect directly with consumers and helps build consumer confidence by providing diverse product information, e.g. product specifications, promotions, incentives, certifications and more…

Barcode Scan @WeChat
- Tap into the opportunities brought by 1.26 billion active users on WeChat.

China Customs Import Filing
- Input of GTIN (product barcode) in online import declaration form, facilitating fast and efficient import customs clearance.

Free Barcode & Digital Workshops
– Complimentary training on GTIN allocation rules, barcode utilisation, product digital identity, online searchability...

Free Barcode Symbol Testing
- Entitled to 10-30 free Barcode Symbol Testing Service to avoid rejection from retailers due to wrong size or printing of GS1 barcodes. 

Access to GS1 HK networking & anchor events
- Priority in joining GS1 networking events.
- Member's rate in joining GS1 HK anchor events including Annual Members' Dinner, GS1 HK Summit, etc.

Recognition Scheme to Build Brand Image
– Eligible to join GS1 HK’s Consumer Caring Scheme & Quality Food Scheme.

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6 major reasons why you get a GS1 Hong Kong Barcode

 Amazon, eBay and Google require barcodes for product identification 

GS1 barcodes (GTINs) are globally recognized and accepted by major emarketplaces to manager their product catalogues.  Without a GS1 barcode, you even can't trade on Amazon.

Online Searchability Enhancement, Reach more Customers Online

Products with correct GTINs receive up to 40% more user clicks and conversion rates increase up to 20% in their Google Shopping Ad. Learn more

The ONLY Authorised Provider

GS1 HK is the only authorised provider of authentic and genuine GS1 barcodes in Hong Kong. Contact us to know more product barcode applications & Get barcode from GS1 Hong Kong now!

Next Generation Barcode, Infinite Business Opportunities

Protect your Brand and Build Consumer Trust

  • With additional anti-counterfeit patented and traceability technologies, consumers can easily verify product authenticity and obtain product traceability information with a simple mobile scan while brands could have real-time visibility on scan activities, understand consumer behavior. Learn More 
  • Success Cases: One Health International LimitedHang Heung Cake Shop


Sell at Global Retailers, Use in Every Supply Chains

You need GS1 barcodes to sell your products at major retailers, e-commerce and marketplaces worldwide. Barcodes also enable you to ship, track, re-order and return products, simplify your supply chain management and enhance visibility, traceability, and safety of your products. Our barcodes work everywhere in every supply chain in every country. Learn More