GPC Category Code

Attribute Name: gpcCategoryCode
Data Type: Integer
Max Length: 8
Repeatable: No
Code List:
Applies to: All Levels
NPC Xpress Attribute: Category (GPC)
NPC Xpress Rail Attribute: GPC Category / GPC Brick
Last Modified: 05/02/2024

GPC codes are mandatory for the National Product Catalogue as they are a key component of the GDSN. The GPC code is an 8 digit code that is used to classify your products.

Access to the GPC codes can be gained through the following link:

The category code for the lowest category level (brick) must be selected.
Any classification higher than brick level is not allowed on the National Product Catalogue.


Ice/Heated Pack – 10000451, Medical Devices - 10005844, Medicines - 10005845

Useful Tips:
  • Always use a classification at the brick level.

  • This field is mandatory and must always be provided at all levels of packaging

  • For GPC code examples, refer to ‘GPC & UNSPSC examples’ within the ‘Loading and maintaining data’ section within the ‘National Product Catalogue User Guide - Cookbook’ web page.

  • To determine the correct GPC version, refer to the notes associated with the GPC code list link. The GPC code link is within the ‘Classification Codes’ sub section, within section ‘Loading and Maintaining Data’ within the ‘National Product Catalogue User Guide - Cookbook’ web page.

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