Canada

v. 14 – 2020/02

Market Executive Summary No regulatory serialization nor data carrier requirements. Recommendations are for optional data standard and carrier based only on guidance presently. Also, optional (but required by some trading partners) is the capture of the GTIN/DIN relationship in the GS1 ECCnet system. Vaccine Information Database System (VIDS) requirement for vaccines.

No recent developments for Canada.

Key Dates
  • December 31, 2016: Aim to achieve coverage of 80% of vaccine products carrying 2D bar codes on the primary pack by January 1, 2017
  • December 31, 2017: Aim to achieve coverage of 80% of vaccine products carrying 2D bar codes on secondary pack and linear barcode on shipper case by January 1, 2018