Simultaneously to the launch of the new version of IPM 2.0, the World Customs Organization (WCO/OMD) is announcing the availability of a very interesting feature in IPM made available through the use of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) standards by GS1.
The purpose of interfacing IPM with GDSN is to enable management and display of trusted product information on the IPM online and mobile application. Customs Officers need to have a simple and brief product description for their screening without necessarily including any sensitive information. Such details could be a picture, description, type of good, intended market, dimensions, or volume.
What is GDSN?
The Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) is a network of interoperable data pools and global registry that enable companies around the globe to exchange standardised and synchronised trusted product information.
How will IPM use this information? A majority of companies producing consumer goods have registered products with GS1’s Global Data Synchronisation Network. This catalogue service is constantly updated with the manufacturer’s latest product information which can now be interfaced with IPM.
Further details on which information can be published in IPM, and how they can be retrieved automatically will be shared with Right Holders very soon. <