The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability is an international, business-to-business platform established to advance a unified framework for interoperable seafood traceability practices. The Dialogue brings together a broad spectrum of seafood industry stakeholders from across different parts of the supply chain, as well as relevant civil society experts from diverse regions.
With three technical working groups, the pre-competitive Dialogue aims to produce an aligned global framework for seafood traceability based on four pillars:
1) internationally agreed key data elements (KDEs) to be routinely associated with seafood products;
2) technical specifications for interoperable traceability systems, along with standard legal and business formats facilitating business-to-business information exchange;
3) internationally agreed benchmarks for verifying data validity; and
4) harmonisation of business-smart national regulations to help reduce compliance burdens.