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    Declaration of Intent

    We hereby declare our intention to jointly establish a GS1 Rwanda Member Organisation as a community of local companies. And as an initiator and upcoming member of GS1 Rwanda as a respected authority for identification we will be;
    - Developers of local standards compliant with the global GS1 standards,
    - Issuers of GS1 identification numbers to implement the standards,
    - Providers of services that support the implementation of standards,
    - Legally and financially independent,
    - Thus, a strong community of companies on eye level.
    Together we will build the Road to GS1 Rwanda.

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    Let's build GS1 Rwanda together

    Let’s build GS1 Rwanda together

    Where do you get barcodes, how do you apply them, how to make your processes thus more efficient and how to enhance your business relations by doing so? Wouldn’t it be awesome if all of these processes were accessible right here in Rwanda? Short distances, direct support, exchange of thoughts with a like-minded community, formation of opinions to address Rwandan business needs – all this is the prospect for a GS1 Rwanda to become a center for training, capacity building and innovative, efficient business processes. And the best: You could be provided with barcodes for your products directly from an organization in Rwanda.

    Rwandan entrepreneurs will thus have it easier to participate in the global value chain and thus strengthen trade. GS1 is not a company to be established, but a global organization. To establish your own GS1 organization, different stakeholders need to come together as a community and jointly submit an application to GS1 Global. To ensure that this is successful, we are at your side as a project team and with our experts from GS1 Germany to support you throughout the entire process.

    To achieve our goal, we are holding several workshops and community breakfasts so that you, as entrepreneurs, can gather information and organize together. The workshop is planned for November. All IT entrepreneurs, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and producers are invited to participate. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us anytime.


    • GS1 standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world.
    • By enabling the sharing of trusted quality data everywhere, they tell the story behind products—where they originated, what they contain and where they have been during their supply-chain journey. This, in turn, removes friction between business partners and improves performance and safety across the entire supply chain.
    • GS1 standards are absolutely necessary if a producer wants to reach the “normal” consumer in supermarkets instead of niche economies like “One World Shops”.
    • Building up a community of manufacturers, logistics and retailers who regularly exchange ideas to find solutions to their problems, establish contacts and think up innovations.
    • Bringing Rwandan businesses a higher margin by building an economic community.

    GS1 Solutions

    Only the interaction of GS1 standards such as GTIN and barcode makes it possible to control business processes across company boundaries. GS1 Solutions are certain application areas of GS1 that are often cross-industry and cross-standard. They may vary from Member Organisation to Member Organisation.

    Master data
    Supply Chain Management
    Effecient consumer response
    EDI practice
    Online commerce
    Internet of Things (IoT)


    Application in easy steps

    What demonstration needed for application.


    • GS1 standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world.
    • GS1 standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world.

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    • GS1 standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world.


    • GS1 standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world.

    Draft timeline for application Process


    To join the journey to set up GS1 Rwanda, you have to be part of the community expressing interest in using GS1 standards. Being part of the community requires joining the community by providing few information about your organization to ensure the community is created. You can support by:

    • Promoting the GS1 Rwanda project in your network, invite people to our events, and spread the word

    • Feel free to join Workshops, Breakfasts, and Task Forces

    • We need to prove, that there is a demand in our country, so join the community as a supporter. You won't get any advertising emails from us unless you want them. But if you like, we’ll show your company's logo on our website as a sign of support of the initiative.


    GS1 Rwanda application requires the involvement and engagement of benefiting companies to be part of the application process. Flagship companies are volunteering organizations participating and providing inputs to ensure the application reflects the benefits of beneficiaries. Inputs are gathered through community breakfasts organized with experts to jointly put together application documents. Among flagship, companies include:

    Inyange Industries
    Kinazi Cassava Plant
    Sorwathe Ltd
    Sawa Citi
    Awesomity Lab

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