Codes for returnable trade items (RTI)

GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg and GS1 Netherlands use a joint list containing the most common RTI packaging codes in the Benelux.

With these codes, you can unambiguously identify packaging items (in Belgium known as RTI: Returnable Transport Item) in electronic messages (GS1 EDI) and share data via GS1 Data Source. Packaging codes are also called 'packaging GTINs' in the Netherlands and 'nGRAI' in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Enter packaging codes

Packaging codes consist of 13 digits, in accordance with the international GS1 standards. In some cases you add a leading zero:

  • Do you use the packaging codes in GS1 Data Source and/or GS1 XML messages?
    If so, always add a leading zero by placing the digit '0' in front of the 13-digit packaging code.
  • Do you use the packaging codes in an EANCOM message such as a DESADV (shipping message) or INVOIC (invoice)? If so, do not add a leading zero to the packaging codes.

The document below contains a list of the most common packaging codes in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The code list has been checked by logistics service providers and is only used for logistics articles. Codes from the tab 'Deleted Codes - Mapping' cannot be used anymore. Packaging articles used by consumers (such as crates and bottles) are not in the list.