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HONG KONG and GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- GS1 Hong Kong and GXS yesterday launched the GS1 HK Data Pool, which will enable enterprises in Hong Kong and the Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) region to exchange GS1 standards-compliant product information with their global trading partners.
"The impact of this global initiative on global e-commerce will be profound," said Anna Lin, c.e.o. of GS1 Hong Kong. "The GS1 HK Data Pool enables trading partners to collaboratively achieve increased efficiency, improved productivity and superior economic benefit within and across sectors electronically. Through global data synchronization, we are helping enterprises improve supply-chain efficiency and bring products to market faster and more effectively, making end-to-end supply chain data accuracy a reality."
GS1 Hong Kong (formerly known as the Hong Kong Article Numbering Association or HKANA), is a not-for-profit industry support organization that helps Hong Kong enterprises optimize business efficiency through the provision of global supply chain standards and enabling technologies. The GS1 HK Data Pool is one of 26 GDSN-certified data pools worldwide, and serves as a global gateway for enabling more efficient international collaboration between manufacturers and their retailer trading partners, with the goal of achieving improved business processes for globally sourced goods and services.
The Data Pool allows trading partners to exchange consistent data, based on common global standards of Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and Global Location Number (GLN) with trading partners around the globe. GXS technology enables the GS1 HK Data Pool to interoperate within the GDSN to synchronize information about products with other global data pools in conjunction with the GS1 Global Registry, a global data directory managed by GS1.