CBP Notice and Request for Comments:
CBP has posted a Notice and Request for comments for a Global Business Identifier which aims to determine a single identifier solution that will uniquely discern main legal entity and ownership; specific business and global locations; and supply chain roles and functions.
This will identify manufacturer/producer, shipper, seller, exporter (optional), distributor (optional), and packager (optional). The identifiers are:
- Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)—managed and made available by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
- Global Location Number (GLN)—owned and managed by GS1
- Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)—owned and managed by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)
Check it out here.