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The GS1 GEPIR (Global Electronic Party Information Register) is a distributed database that contains basic information on over 1,000,000 companies in over 100 countries.

GEPIR is publicly available at no cost, but limits the number of requests per/day from an IP to 30.[1] GS1 offers a similar paid service, the GS1 Data Hub, which provides additional capabilities without the traffic limitations imposed by GEPIR.[2]

Search engine

You can search by

All 111 GS1 Member Organizations are on GEPIR since 2013 [3] The first digits of the GTIN code are called GS1 prefix and are used to route the query to the corresponding GS1 Member Organization.

Results can be returned in HTML or XML for some countries.


The SOAP webservice provides a return code indicating if an error occurred:[4]


GEPIR is accessible for free in almost all countries but the number of request per day is limited (from 20 to 30). Since October 2013, GS1 France restricts access to GEPIR to companies (registration with [SIREN] number is required to use it).[5][6]

A premium access have been created by GS1 France in January 2010 [7] and allows companies to use GS1 web and SOAP interface without any limit. The price of this access is not public.

Number of members


System Architecture

GEPIR is a lookup service coordinated by the GS1 GO that provides all end users with the ability to look up information about GS1 Identification Keys.[12]

Depending on the service, systems are provided by GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) or 3rd party service providers, or both. Where a GS1 MO does not choose to provide the service directly to its end users, the GS1 Global Office may provide the service for that geography. Some services involve a technical component deployed by the GS1 Global Office that coordinates the systems provided by GS1 MOs and/or 3rd party service providers. The GEPIR service is provided by systems deployed by GS1 MOs, with the GS1 GO providing a central point of coordination to federate the local systems. The GS1 GO also provides the MO-level service for MOs that cannot or do not wish to deploy their own system.

Data Quality

The synchronization with GEPIR requires to know some quality issues or exceptions:

A Conformance Program has been Introduced by GS1 in 2013.


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