Full (GCP) Membership


Become a GS1 Hong Kong Full Member and get the GS1 barcode now!

Full members can use the GS1 Global Company Prefix to generate unique identification numbers for products (GTIN, including EAN-13), shipments (SSCC), locations (GLN), etc.


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)


Join our Full Membership for GS1 Company Prefix “489”      


A GS1 Company Prefix is a unique identification number assigned by GS1 HK to your company on “license” basis, just like your business registration number, or your personal ID card 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

Product Data Management with BarcodePlus Platform
– Trusted source of product database to enhance product data visibility to consumers

Explore Potential Opportunities with Barcode Scan @ WeChat
- Tap into the opportunities brought by 1.2 billion active users on WeChat

Exclusive Training
– Free training and workshops to enhance barcode application, digital marketing & sales strategies, logistics knowledge

Member price on Joining GS1 HK’s large-scale events
- Enjoy member price for joining GS1 Hong Kong Summit and Members’ Annual Dinner

Entitlement on Joining Recognition Scheme to Build Brand Image
– Entitled to join GS1 HK’s Consumer Caring Scheme & Quality Food Scheme


How to Apply Full Membership

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
  • A payment proof to "GS1 Hong Kong Limited" for membership entrance and annual fee

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

Applications will normally be processed in one 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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