As companies face increasing commercial and regulatory demands for traceability, SeafoodChain’s GDST compatible solutions will enable interoperability as well as increase predictability and create a level playing field.
GDST is as an extension of the international traceability standard GS1 EPCIS that allow companies to integrate with GS1-based systems without making commercial commitments to use proprietary GS1 traceability solution products. The standards are adapted to facilitate regulatory compliance with import controls such as the US Seafood Import Monitoring Program and the EU Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) Regulation.
SeafoodChain’s GDST solutions enable companies to have visibility into their supply chains while allowing them to maintain data access controls to protect business-sensitive information.
GDST is identifying the minimum data elements that need to be documented and transmitted within GDST-compliant seafood supply chains. GDST is governing the technical formats and nomenclatures for sharing data among interoperable traceability systems.