Codes for Transport Logistics

IFA GmbH provides its customers with all necessary elements needed for uniquely and standardized marking of shipping units:

  • both the basic shipping label and the expanded label are based on EU standards EN 1573 (bar coding – multi industry transport label) and on the international standard ISO 15394 (packaging – barcode and two-dimensional symbols for shipping, transport and receiving labels)
  • unique standardised identification of sender, haulier and recipient
  • using existing address data from IFA Information Services

Further, more detailed information can be found in these documents:

Transport Logistics Specification
Automated identification of shipping units within the pharmaceutical distribution chain


IFA Codingsystem
Informationsstelle für Arzneispezialitäten – IFA GmbH