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UNSPSC

What Is UNSPSC?

United Nations Standard Products and Services Code is the system for classifying services and merchandise hierarchically in the UNGM (United Nations Global Marketplace.

What Is UNSPSC Code?

This is an 8-digit code that classifies trade items and services for procurement purposes. It takes a uniform approach to product description, eliminates the need to dig deep into manufacturers’ catalogues.

What Are UNSPSC Codes Used For?

These are used to systematize how trade items are classified and described in the market. Once classified, manufacturers can easily pinpoint viable business opportunities. Additionally, it helps the UN identify manufacturers/suppliers of various products in the global market with ease.

Who Uses UNSPSC Codes?

The UN Staff and suppliers.

How To Get A UNSPSC Code

You need to have a supplier account on the UNGM. Once registered, they will need to match what they offer i.e. their products to the code list. To do this, suppliers need to conduct an in-depth search. They will initiate a database query by inputting the relevant keywords. The UNSPSC code lookup tool will present codes and the seller will choose the most detailed one. Save your code selection.

What Is UNSPSC Subscription?

This is a paid service that allows sellers to receive email alerts when opportunities pertaining to the products or services they offer, arise.

Frequently Asked Questions About UNSPSC

How can I find UNSPSC?

Apply for an account at the UNGM, then search for codes using keywords that are relevant to your products or services.

How much does UNSPSC Subscription cost?

Usually, a standard subscription costs USD 575, while a solution provider subscription costs USD 775. However, the UNGM may offer subsidized costs depending on how long you are subscribing to the service. Learn more here.

Why subscribe to the UNSPSC database?

It presents a consistent structure for classifying products and services, making it easy for UN organizations to share accurate information. Additionally, sellers will be able to identify their merchandise fast and will have access to a wealth of procurement data.

Where to buy UNSPSC codesets?

These codesets are free. You can download them here.

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