Advance face-to-face sessions that provide expertise and hands-on training

Our classroom-style workshop sessions give our subscribers an opportunity to interact and learn from GS1 India experts. 

We currently offer the following workshop:

DGFT’s Track & Trace Requirements for Pharmaceutical Industry

A full-day technical workshop, designed to help pharma companies implement DGFT's track and trace requirements (vide Public Notice 03/2015-2020) to enable traceability of exported pharmaceutical consignments, in order to prevent counterfeits and authenticate products. Exporters are required to mark consignments with GS1 barcodes at various packaging levels and upload this information along with product hierarchy (parent-child relationship) to the "DAVA" central portal before the consignment is released for sale or distribution.

Session 1: Coding and Labelling Requirements

We also conduct customised workshop sessions for organisations. For more details, email us at

  • Marking and labelling requirements
  • Hierarchy of product packaging
  • Logistic carton codes
  • Barcode requirements for different packaging levels
  • Common mistakes in designing barcodes
  • Barcode verification

Session 2: Barcode Printing Technology

  • Overview of different technologies available

Session 3: Data Preparation

  • Capturing and maintaining parent-child relationships
  • Pre-requisites to upload data to the DAVA portal
  • Data upload guidelines and preparation in XML
  • Validation using XML schemas
Who should attend?

IT, Packaging and Legal/Regulatory departments


  • Pre-requisites
  • Fees

Subscriber Speak

My objective of coming to this DGFT workshop is to get clarity on data preparation for DAVA portal. The workshop remained helpful in showing me the right path and the experts answered my specific questions. Overall, it had been an interactive and helpful session."

Amitava Ghosh, Officer (EDP) G D Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Subscriber Speak

“We subscribed for GS1 barcodes 5 years back when first DGFT circular came, in 2011. At that time, there was a lot of confusion in the industry but GS1 India staff has always remained helpful. I understand it is a complicated subject and every company has a lot of queries, but I have never seen any GS1 India staff getting irritated. With such a small team, GS1 India is achieving great customer satisfaction.”

Jaidev G. Khot, Senior Manager-IT Unichem Laboratories Ltd.

Subscriber Speak

“This full day DGFT workshop was excellent. I attended this session to have a clear understanding of the mandate and ask questions that were bothering me. This workshop helped me do that. Now, I am more confident to start with the DGFT implementation at Impact Healthcare.

Amit Gupta, Director Impact Healthcare