GDST Standards and Materials


Background on the GDST Standards and Materials

The GDST standards and materials are the product of the GDST Secretariat and reflect extensive dialogue with GDST members and external experts. These documents together constitute the full set of the GDST standards and materials. The packet, as of February 2020, includes materials listed in the table below. 

For a complete list of all GDST adopters and endorsers, please visit our adopters and endorsers page.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GDST Secretariat at info@traceability-dialogue.org.

Disclaimer -- The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) does not presently have a mechanism to independently verify the validity of claims made about the GDST standards implementation or compliance. As more companies implement the GDST standards, systems to validate such claims may be developed in the future. 

To download the materials, please click the document titles in the table below. 

Document Title

Contents Translations  
Guide to the GDST Standards and Materials, V 1.1 Overview of the GDST standards packet contents + “How to use these documents”
Executive Summary, V 1.1 A two-page description of GDST standards.

Core Normative Standards, V 1.1 The GDST standards themselves

Basic Universal List of KDEs (spreadsheet), V 1.1 e-spreadsheet of Appendices to Core Normative Standards

 

Explanatory Materials, V 1.1 Non-technical background and introductory materials

Technical Implementation Guidance, V 1.1 Additional technical materials to facilitate implementation


To access past versions of the GDST standards, please refer to the standards archives.