The Saudi Bar Coding Center adopt the international bar coding system in the Kingdom and is a member of the International Bar Coding Organization. The center was approved in June 1999 (corresponding to 24/02/1420).
The Saudi Bar Coding Center is the only authorized entity to manage all the issue related to bar coding of materials (such as industrial products, various goods, services and materials). The Center follows the specifications of the Organization and works to increase bar coding awareness and culture using the global bar coding system to develop a common international language for economic activities.
The Saudi Bar Coding Center performs its activities through the Council of Chambers and is assigned to the task of unifying and applying the international bar coding system (GS1).
Spread and support of the international bar coding system in all economic activities in the Kingdom.
• Dispatch the international bar code numbers assigned to the Kingdom to subscribers who want to make use of this feature using the bar code.
• Provide all the information related to the scope of usage of the international bar coding, the advantages and its applications in electronic exchange of information.
• Provide technical support and guidance to subscribers by issuing technical publications about the different applications related to the specification of the international bar coding system.
• Cooperate with the International Bar Coding Organization and bar coding authorities in different countries to develop the specifications and applications of the international bar coding system and participate with any project that may be applicable to regional or international levels.