Join the Dialogue

There are three ways you can participate in the GDST:

1) ONLY Companies in the seafood supply chain (i.e., companies involved in the making, processing, trading, or selling of seafood) are welcome to join as full members of the GDST upon signing the GDST 1.0 Adoption Statement and filling out the form below.  Full membership in the GDST entitles your company to participate in members-only GDST discussions and consultations, and to have a voice in GDST decision making. If your company is considering joining the GDST but not yet ready to sign the Adoption Statement, please contact us at info@traceability-dialogue.org and we will reach out for further discussion.

2) Companies providing seafood traceability technologies or systems are welcome to join the Dialogue Advisory Group (DAG) by filling out the form below. In addition, you may apply to be listed as a solution provider that is actively developing or offering GDST-compliant technologies or traceability systems by checking the appropriate box in the form. (NOTE: You can apply to join the DAG without having to adopt GDST 1.0 or be listed as a vendor of GDST-compliant solutions.)

3) All non-supply chain companies and other stakeholders (including other companies, NGOs, academic institutions, or governmental entities) are welcome to join the Dialogue Advisory Group by filling out the form below.  Members of the DAG are regularly briefed on GDST developments, and are given opportunities to comment on the development of GDST standards and other important GDST decisions.

After we receive your submission you will get an email from the GDST Secretariat within seven working days on the status of your application.

Supply chain companies seeking to join the GDST must complete the form below AND sign the GDST 1.0 Adoption Statement, HERE.


Registration Form

All fields are required

Company / Organization Information

Name of Company / Organization *

Location of Organization Headquarters:

Country *

City *

Website

Additional Comments


Contact Person

First Name *

Last Name *

Location of Contact Person:

Country *

City *

Your Email *

Telephone (please include country code)*


Organization Details

Please indicate which of the following you are applying for:

GDST MembershipDialogue Advisory Group (DAG)Dialogue Advisory Group (DAG) AND listing as a vendor offering GDST-compliant solutions

Please indicate which of the following most closely describes your company or organization:

Seafood producer/processor/trader/vendorTraceability technology or traceability systems vendorCertification or auditing service providerSupply chain management / consultantNon-governmental organizationEnvironmentalLabour / Human RightsOtherAcademic or Research InstitutionGovernmental or Inter-governmental EntityOther

Additional information about supply chain companies:

If you are a seafood supply chain company, please complete the remainder of this form

Where is your company active within the seafood supply chain (please check all that apply):

Producer (fisher or fishing company)ProcessorTrader / exporterTrader / importerDistributorMajor brand ownerRetailerFood Service

Check one of the following:

Company specializes in seafoodCompany buys/sells multiple food products other than seafood

Check one of the following:

Company sells multiple kinds of seafood productsCompany specializes in a few seafood products

(if so, please list your company’s product specialties)


Permission to List Participants

The Global Dialogue website and other public materials may include lists of participants in the Dialogue.

Companies that sign the GDST 1.0 Adoption Statement are thereby permitting to be listed in public as having endorsed the GDST 1.0 standards. Participants in the DAG are granting permission to be listed unless you check the box below.

Note that granting permission to identify your organization as a DAG member does NOT provide permission for use of your logo, or the public identification of any individuals in your organization. It only gives permission to include the name of your company or organization, your country of headquarters, and the type of entity you are on public lists of DAG participants.

NO - As a DAG member I do not grant permission for my organization to be listed on public lists of participants in the GDST Dialogue Advisory Group.

YES - As a DAG member I grant permission for my organization to be listed on public lists of participants in the GDST Dialogue Advisory Group.