15 September 2022

Dear Valued Member,

As a member-governed, not-for-profit organization, GS1 UAE proudly offers its members a portfolio of licenses, services, and tools that empower companies to grow efficiently, sustainably, and safely. As we progress beyond the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also conscious that all businesses, including GS1, are facing new challenges caused by rising costs and general inflation resulting from the longer-term impact of the war in Ukraine and the global supply chain shortages.

We are writing to inform you of an increase of 10% to some GS1 license fees, the first fee increase since 2014. The new fees will be applied automatically from the 1st of January 2023.

As additional support, we will be launching our My GS1 community portal on the 1st of December 2022.  This portal will provide our customers with better support and offer access free of charge to all its members to a series of GS1 training courses.

We are fully committed to serving our members and we will do everything possible to ensure your success using GS1’s System of Standards in a radically changing business environment. 



Chief Executive Officer