Barcoding Information

Seminar on Barcoding/DAVA - 11th May 2018, Hyderabad



PXL/HO/Cir-006/2018-19                                          Dt: 04.05.2018



Seminar on Barcoding/DAVA

11th May 2018, Hyderabad


Dear Sir / Madam,

Members are aware of the serious problem being faced by the exporters at Customs due to non-compliance of stipulations (barcoding on secondary & tertiary packing as well as uploading of data on DAVA portal) as per DGFT Notification No. 52 dt. 5.1.2016 and Customs Notification No. 58 dt. 13.4.2018.    Council took up the problems of member exporters to the notice of Government and requested for extension of time for uploading the data on DAVA portal.  In a meeting held on 2nd May 2018, Government considered to keep aggregation and uploading of data on DAVA portal in abeyance for 6 months.  Relevant notification is awaited, which will be circulated to the members as soon as it is issued by DGFT/Customs.

Pharmexcil is advised in the above meeting to conduct seminars/workshops on barcoding requirements as well as maintenance of parent-child relationship/uploading the data on DAVA portal at various cities in association with NIC and GS1 to ensure implementation of track and trace system for pharma exports strictly.

Accordingly, Pharmexcil is planning to organize Seminars/Workshops at all major cities in the coming two months.  First Seminar is scheduled at Hyderabad as per following schedule:

Date & Time

11th May 2018

10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.


9.30 a.m.


‘Forum’, Aditya Park Inn, Ameerpet, Hyderabad


1.30 p.m.

Details of such Seminars/Workshops in other cities will be circulated soon.

Following topics will be covered in the above Seminar:

Coding and Labelling Requirements

Marking and labelling requirements

Hierarchy of product packaging

Logistic unit coding

Barcode requirements for different packaging levels                       

Common mistakes in designing barcodes

Barcode verification

DAVA Mobile Application

Data Preparation

Maintaining and capturing parent-child relationships

Pre-requisites to upload data to the DAVA portal                               

Data upload guidelines and preparation in XML

Validation using XML schemas

Q & A  session

Senior officials from NIC, GS1, Department of Commerce will be participating in the above Seminars.

Members, particularly from AP, Telangana and other Southern States are advised to take part in the above seminar and get their queries clarified.


There is no registration fee to attend the above Seminar.  Due to space constraint, pre-registration is compulsory.  Interested members may register by sending a mail to info@pharmexcil.comon or before 9th May 2018

With regards

Udaya Bhaskar

Director General