How to guides

Legislation summary

  • USA FDA (DQSA)

    Track & Trace

    2D data matrix encoded with Standardized Numerical Identifier (SNI), Lot and Expiry Date

    Compliance Date:

    • Lot Level T3 – July 1, 2015;
    • Manufacturer to affix unique identifier, electronic transactions – Nov 27, 2017;
    • Interoperable Track and Trace System – November 27, 2023
  • Turkey

    Track & Trace

    GS1 2D barcode S/N type: SGTIN (item level) ; SSCC (case and pallet levels)

    Compliance Date: Already in place

  • Taiwan

    Track & Trace

    Standard: GS1
    Carrier: 2D barcode

    Target Date (without serialization): 2015
    Target Date (with serialization): 2016

  • Mexico

    Track & Trace

    GS1 2D barcode S/N type: SGTIN

    Compliance Date: 2016

  • Saudi Arabia

    Track & Trace

    3/21/15 – GS1 Data Matrix encoded with GTIN, Lot, and Expiry Date
    3/12/17 – GS1 Data Matrix encoded with GTIN, S/N, Lot, and Expiry Date

    Compliance Date: March 21, 2015 – Labeling; March 12, 2017 – Serialization

  • Argentina

    Track & Trace with aggregation

    GS1 Data Matrix or GS1 – 128 Linear Bar Code encoded with GTIN, S/N, Lot, Expiry Date

    Compliance: June 15, 2013 for labeling; implementation of traceability system via lists of included APIs effective April 1, June 1, and August 1, 2015

  • South Korea

    Track & Trace

    GS1 Data Matrix or GS1–128 linear encoded with GTIN, S/N, Lot, and Expiry Date

    Compliance Date: Serialization – 30% must be serialized by Jan 1, 2015 and 100% by Jan 1, 2016

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