In Mauritius, the creation of GS1 Barcodes dates back to 1994 thanks to the work of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). Having foreseen the emergence of hypermarkets on the island, the institution then entered into fruitful negotiations with the European Article Numbering (EAN) International, an organization based in Brussels. This is how she became, the same year, the local representative, thus leading to the creation of EAN Mauritius, now known as GS1 Mauritius.

For more than 25 years, GS1 Mauritius has been issuing barcodes using the country code (609), thus contributing to the economic development of the country by enabling economic operators in important business sectors, such as trade and health, to access new markets. In addition to local supermarkets and hypermarkets, several products have thus been exported to foreign markets.






















Our History
  • EAN Mauritius was formed

  • 70 Prefixes were allocated

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  • First company in Healthcare sector applies for a Global Company Prefix
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  • EAN Mauritius issues Variable Product Code to companies requiring a code for products which vary in weight
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  • Workshop on 'La codification des produits et l’utilisation des standards EAN.UCC' in collaboration with Gencod EAN France
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  • List of all members sent to GEPIR, with quarterly updates up to now

  • EAN Mauritius undergoes rebranding to GS1 Mauritius in line with global initiative to reflect one global organisation, one global system and one global standard

  • First company in Apparel sector applies for a Global Company Prefix

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  • Introduction of a smaller fee for companies having an Annual Turnover less than Rs 1M

  • First company in Construction sector applies for a Global Company Prefix

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  • GS1 Mauritius organises a series of activities in collaboration with GS1 South Africa, namely a workshop on 'GS1 Standards and Product Traceability' and on-site visits to companies
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  • First company in Agricultural sector applying for a Global Company Prefix

  • First UPC Code allocated

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  • Consolidation of Technical Support by introducing GS1 Mauritius own technical documents
  • Due its success in 2009, GS1 Mauritius again collaborates with GS1 South Africa to organise a series of activities comprising of a workshop on 'GS1 Standards and Product Traceability' and on-site visits to companies
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  • GS1 Mauritius has its first Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) Approved Trainer in GS1 Standards, a premier in Mauritius
  • Introduction of MQA Approved Training: 'Basic Principles of GS1 and Barcoding', delivered on a monthly basis
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Develop close collaboration with supermarkets to ensure efficient adoption of GS1 Standards in the retail supply chain

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  • Creation of a Retail Committee comprising of supermarkets
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  • Introduction of a Membership Certificate - the proof that the member is the unique authorised licensee of the barcodes allocated to him
  • A second staff of GS1 Mauritius is accredited as Trainer in GS1 Standards by MQA
  • Undertake Marketing Campaigns to create awareness on GS1 Barcodes and Endless Opportunities with GS1 Standards
  • Assistance to members to assign their Global Location Numbers, as a first step to Traceability
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  • Launch of GS1 Mauritius website as per the GS1 Branding
  • Introduction of Bespoke training as per client's requirements
  • Incorporation of GS1(MAURITIUS) LTD as a separate legal entity on 16th November 2016
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  • 1st Board of Directors constituted for GS1(MAURITIUS) Ltd
  • Fee structure reviewed to better cater for MSMEs
  • Introduction of Consultancy Services
  • Marketing Campaigns extended to Healthcare operators
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  • GS1 Mauritius collaborated with SME Mauritius and SFWF, which provide financial schemes to SMEs to acquire GS1 Barcodes
  • GS1 Mauritius joined the GS1 Sub Sahara Committee
  • Special Variable Measure reserved for retailers, supermarkets and hypermarkets
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  • GS1 Mauritius celebrates its Silver Jubilee by organising several events
  • The Retail Committee revamped
  • Brochures and corporate video revamped to showcase all opportunities
  • Extension of collaboration with public authorities to also support Rodriguans SMEs
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  • Dr Yousouf Ismaël is appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Mrs Namita Jagarnath Hardowar is the new Chairperson
  • New directors join GS1 Mauritius 
  • Since March 2020, GS1 Mauritius provides its services online due to COVID-19
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Fixed Asset Management Solution

MCCI collaborated with GS1 Mauritius to put in place a Fixed Asset Mgt solution that keeps track of all the assets in the office.

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  1. GS1 Mauritius hosted the MEMA Regional Forum
  2. GS1 Mauritius Website Revamp
  3. E-CRM 
  4. Online Membership Application
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  • Dr. Drishtysingh Ramdenee is appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr. Sonny Wong Lun Sang is the new Chairperson
  • Launch of GS1 Activate and Verified by GS1