National Traceability Accord announced

Tuesday, 16 November, 2021

National Traceability Accord announced

Australia’s National Traceability Accord (NTA) was announced last week. The accord, the development of which was facilitated by the National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group, is a set of six principles that encourage a coordinated, cross-sector approach to the adoption of end-to-end supply chain traceability and trade modernisation.

The six principles cut a wide swathe and encourage interoperability of technologies, adoption of global standards, data transparency and the viewpoint that traceability offers widespread and far-reaching benefits.

"With numerous businesses across industry sectors working to implement full product traceability, it is vital to establish a common set of principles to share and use data,” said Ram Akella, Co-Chair of the National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group and Woolworths Group Head of Business Solutions for Product Traceability.

“The National Traceability Accord is a shared vision that creates a collaborative and transparent framework for the modernisation of trade and traceability. As a critical next step, the NTA will act as a joint industry-government voice to promote enhanced ways of working and informed policymaking on traceability.”

Eighteen companies and organisations have publicly endorsed the NTA, including the Australian Food & Grocery Council and the Australian Food Cold Chain Council. Support for the NTA is open to all companies in Australia.

To view the accord or provide support for it, click here.

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