Largest Tuna Trader In The World Joins The Global Dialogue On Seafood Traceability (GDST)

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. (November 24, 2021)- FCF Co., Ltd. (FCF), one of the world’s largest marine products integrated supply chain service provider companies specializing in tuna, has joined the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) as formally announced on the GDST website. With more than 30 subsidiaries, fishing bases, and shipping agents around the world, FCF’s participation in the GDST has the potential to significantly support the expansion and implementation of traceability systems across the tuna sector.

FCF strongly believes that the full adoption of the GDST standards will be a key tool for the improvement and implementation of interoperable traceability systems in the global seafood industry. With full implementation of GDST standards, end-market users can have stronger assurances that FCF products are legally sourced. FCF is confident that its support of the GDST will result in the increased value of our seafood traceability systems and strengthen the seafood industry overall. FCF looks forward to facilitating the implementation of the GDST 1.0 Standards, as well as the Key Data Elements (KDEs) for digital traceability for seafood supply chains.

FCF leadership believes that the alignment of the GDST traceability standards across the various tuna supply chains will benefit the entire fishing industry. Robust traceability standards are urgently needed to support efficient data-sharing along the supply chain to comply with government import/ export control regulations as well as delivering state of the art transparency for the clients and valued customers. With this collaboration, FCF clearly demonstrates our full commitment to supply chain data interoperability and verifiability.

About The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST)

GDST is an international, business-to-business platform established to advance a unified framework for interoperable and verifiable seafood traceability. The GDST brings together more than eighty companies from around the globe and across different parts of the seafood supply chain. In March 2020, after a multi-year industry-led drafting process, the GDST released the first-ever global standard (GDST 1.0) governing information content and data formats specifically for seafood traceability systems. Learn more at traceability-dialogue.org or contact the GDST by email at info@traceability-dialogue.org.

About FCF Co., Ltd. (FCF)

FCF is one of the world’s largest marine products integrated supply chain service provider companies specializing in tuna. With 50 years of experience in the trading and marketing of tuna products, FCF has established more than 30 subsidiaries, fishing bases and shipping agents throughout the world to handle the service needs of its customers. Founded in Taiwan in 1972, over the course of five decades our privately held company has grown steadily, despite times of economic difficulty in a harsh and competitive environment. Today, we are proud to be recognized as one of the leading seafood companies in the world. Learn more information about FCF, please visit our website.

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