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Maintenance release 2.6.1

GS1 GDM SMG voted to implement the 2.6.1 standard into production in June 2023.

Key Milestones:

See GS1 GDM Release Schedule

As content for this release is developed it will be posted to this webpage followed by an announcement to the community to ensure visibility.
GDSN Data Pools should contact the GS1 GDSN Data Pool Helpdesk to understand the plan for the update. Trading Partners should work with their Data Pools (if using GDSN) and/or Member Organisations on understanding the release and any impacts to business processes.

The GDM Standard now contains reference to the use of Market Stages for all attributes used in GDM.

Updated For Maintenance Release 2.6.1

GDM Standard 2.6.1 (June 2023)

Local Layers For Maintenance Release 2.6.1

China - GSMP RATIFIED (April 2022)

Czech Republic - not ratified (Updated November 2022)

France - not ratified (17 December 2021)

Germany – not ratified (April 2021)

Poland - not ratified (17 December 2021)

Romania - GSMP RATIFIED (17 December 2021)



Release Guidance

GDM Market Stages Guideline (NEW June 2023)

GDM Attribute Implementation Guideline (UPDATED May 2023)

GPC Bricks To GDM (Sub-) Category Mapping (UPDATED May 2023)

Attribute Definitions for Business (UPDATED May 2023)

GDM (Sub-) Categories (October 2021)

GDM Regions and Countries (17 December 2021)

GDSN Release 3.1.23 (May 2023)


GDM Navigator on the Web 

GS1 GDM Attribute Analysis Tool (May 2023)

GDM Local Layer Submission Template (May 2023)


E-Learning Course

About this standard

This version: 2.6.1

Publication date: Jun 2023

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Current Version
Maintenance release 2.7 (August 2023)
Legacy Version
Maintenance release 2.6.1 (June 2023)
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