Procedure at distribution of one-way drinks packaging in Germany - Registration at the DPG-System

  1. Apply unique international article numbers based on a unique global company code, referred to as "GLN" (Global Location Number) (formerly “ILN”). The GLN are allocated by the national GTIN organization, GS1-Germany in Cologne. The GTIN generated through the GLN proprietor are generally 8- or 13-digit. Details regarding the registration can be found on the internet at

  2. The legal requirements - marking drinks in one-way drinks packaging - will meet by printing of the DPG Marking and the GTIN on one-way drinks packagings

    - directly on the packaging at the production process or

    - on the labels or

    - on so called "DPG Stickers"