Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

An Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is used to identify an entity in a financial transaction. It is an alphanumeric code consisting of 20 digits based on the ISO standard 17442.

An LEI delivers transparency and security of entity identification among financial parties, enabling traceability of the transactions.

GS1 is a Local Operating Unit (LOU) accredited by GLEIF to issue LEI’s. Becoming an LOU is a commitment to the standards set by GLEIF in both data quality and customer service. As a local Registration Agent of GS1, GS1 Hong Kong can support you with registration, renewal and transfer services for the LEI.

The initial registration for an LEI is €89 for the first year and €59 per annum for each subsequent year.

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