There are international rules for which changes to an item require the item to be given a new GTIN and which changes are permitted without a new GTIN being allocated.
You must change the GTIN if you change:
- brand name
- package dimensions
- content’s weight or volume
- comparison amount
- contained items (number or type)
- ingredients (where this is significant for the consumer). Example: An item’s ingredients change from gluten-free to containing gluten. The change affects consumers who are gluten intolerant.
You do not need to change the GTIN for:
- a new package design
- promotions when material such as competition details is included in or printed on the package, on condition that volume, weight or price are not changed
- a new supplier selling existing stocks
- an item that changes status from not orderable to orderable.
Read more about the international GTIN allocation rules >>