Fee Structure and Schedule
New GS1 Licence Application Fees
GS1 licence fees are quoted at the annual rate and are valid January – December of the current calendar year.
Applications for new GS1 prefix licences received between February and September each year are invoiced on a pro-rata basis for the remaining months of the year i.e. a new licence issued in March will be billed at 10/12 (i.e. 5/6) of the annual amount. All licences are then renewed at the annual rate in January of the following year.
Applications received between October and December
For new licences purchased on or after the 1st October each year, the licence fees are billed for the remainder of the current year plus the annual fee for the following year i.e. a new licence purchased in October will be billed at the equivalent 15 month rate.
Annual GS1 Licence Renewals and Cancellations
All licence fees are automatically renewed in January of each year and payment is collected by direct debit in February. You must provide us with adequate notice of a cancellation if you no longer use your licence and do not wish it to renew in January. Cancellations must be submitted in writing and accompanied by a fully completed and signedGS1 Cancellation Form which can be downloaded here.
If you have sold your business or a product line and another entity is now responsible for maintaining the licence please contact our Helpdesk immediately on 01 208 0660 to arrange a GS1 Licence Transfer. A Licence Transfer Notification Form can be downloaded here.
Direct debit policy
GS1 Ireland Licence Fees are payable annually and are collected by Direct Debit, 30 days after date of invoice. A decision was taken by the Board of GS1 in December 2010 to implement a mandatory direct debit policy for all membership accounts. An administration (manual handling) fee of €50 is charged to non – direct debit accounts or to any account that fails to maintain a valid Direct Debit Mandate. This is to cover the additional costs involved in the collection of outstanding invoices. To avoid this charge all existing members without a direct debit on file are invited to submit a Direct Debit Mandate for the collection of future annual invoices. A direct debit mandate can be downloaded here: SEPA Direct Debit Mandate.
2017 Direct Debit Renewals
The 2017 annual invoices for GS1 licence renewal were issued on Jan 4th 2017. Direct Debit payments were collected 30 days after date of invoice on Monday February 6th 2017.
Additional use cases
The fees listed here apply to most commonly used identifiers when utilised in general supply chain environments. However, licences fees may vary depending on the application and economic value of the GS1 identifiers used within a given sector/environment – please contact GS1 Ireland for further information.
Licence Fees for Services
The above information relates to the fees for membership and GS1 prefix / identifier licences. Licences fees for data synchronisation (GDSN), fTRACE and other value-added services are quoted separately. Please contact your GS1 Account Manager for further information.