How to Get Involved as a Solution Provider Company

Thank you for your interest in joining the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability!

Solution Provider partnership in the GDST is open to any company involved in developing and selling IT software/technology and seafood traceability services.  Companies in this category were previously invited to join the Dialogue Advisory Group, but are now eligible for active membership in the GDST.

Partnership = Commitment

Joining the GDST as a Solution Provider Partner means making a public commitment to support the GDST standards, and to develop software solutions and services that enable fully-compliant GDST implementation. Companies joining in the higher levels of partnership will be those willing and able to offer software that passes the GDST Capability Test.

Partnership Fees

To survive as a self-sustaining, industry-based organization, the GDST must now charge fees for participation.  The fees for Solution Provider Partners reflect the substantial commercial value that GDST partnership offers to vendors of traceability products and services.  For details, please contact us by filling out the Partner Interest Form, below.

For more details, expand or download the Solution Provider Partner Pricing, Criteria and Benefits, below.

Benefits of Solution Provider Partnership:

Partners-only products and services, including discounted access to the software Capability Test and to a suite of successor test tools now in development to verify adoption of GDST standards.  GDST Solution Providers Partners will be provided continuously updated tools, materials, with discounted, individualized technical support and advice regarding the development of GDST-Capable products.

Visibility in the market through multiple opportunities to receive recognition for their involvement in GDST, and especially for their production of software products that meet the GDST Capability Test.  Solution Provider Partners will also be considered for additional visibility through GDST’s website, public communications, and frequent public appearances.

Increased knowledge and influence regarding the rapidly changing regulatory environment around seafood traceability, as the GDST continues to act as one of the strongest platforms for industry engagement on these issues; Solution Provider Partners will regularly receive Partners-only briefings on regulatory developments, and have an advisory voice in the development of GDST policy positions.

Shaping future GDST standards as they continue to be upgraded to reflect member experiences, technical developments, and the need for possible expansion in areas such as climate change and labor rights; Solution Provider Partners will be consulted closely, and may serve on technical committees, during discussions of changes to the GDST standard.