The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture in Tripoli organized a workshop on Saturday that focused on implementing the standards of the (GS1) system for tracking medicines, equipment, and medical products in the Libyan market.
The workshop was organized under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and in cooperation with the Libyan Numbering Society.
During the event, the organizers provided a visual presentation on the mechanism of applying the tracking system to the supply chain.
They emphasized the importance of ensuring that service recipients obtain medicines, equipment, and medical products that meet standard specifications and health requirements.
Furthermore, the workshop highlighted the role of the GS1 system in reducing commercial fraud and the circulation of medical products of unknown origin.
Director of the Internal Trade Department, Mustafa Bin Qaddara, said the workshop was part of the ministry's ongoing efforts to regulate the domestic market.
He emphasized the vision of the ministries of economy, trade, and health, as well as all relevant parties, in regulating the process of trading pharmaceutical and medical products in the local market and achieving consumer protection.
It may be worth noting that the GS1 standards have become a critical element in promoting transparency, trust, and safety in the global marketplace, making it the most widely implemented system of standards on a global scale.
These standards enable the sharing of reliable and trustworthy product data, thereby revealing the multifaceted story behind products, such as their origins, contents, and supply chain pathway.
The system helps eliminate any obstacles among business partners and enhances the overall performance and safety of the entire supply chain.