PKG Marking, Packaging, Loading

To describe marking, packaging, loading and unloading requirements.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
PKG01
Item Description Type
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
-
Code indicating the format of a description.
When PKG01 is ``F'', PKG04 is not used.
PKG01 relates only to PKG04 and PKG05.
PKG02
Packaging Characteristic Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
5
-
Code specifying the marking, packaging, loading and related characteristics being described.
PKG03
Association Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code identifying the association assigning the code values.
Use PKG03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
PKG04
Packaging Description Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
7
-
A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about the marking, packaging or loading and unloading of a product.
PKG04 should be used for industry-specific packaging description codes.
If PKG04 is present, then PKG03 is required.
At least one of PKG04 or PKG05 must be present.
PKG05
Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
-
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content.
Special marking or tagging data can be given in PKG05 (Description).

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