Standardization of Bangladesh Seafood Supply Chain: Laboratory Testing, Inspection and Certification

Global seafood supply chain standardization focuses on laboratory testing, inspection, and certification. Bangladesh has 14 laboratories accredited by the Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) for food safety testing, with only 4 specifically equipped for seafood analysis (Source: Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh, 2022). The technological advancement and evaluation of labs, global standards, compliance for key markets (EU, the US, and Japan) and standardization of marine fisheries are the key factors to achieving Bangladesh’s goal to become a regional hub for investment.

Session Objectives:

  • Assess Labs and Enhancement Needs: Evaluate current labs and identify areas needing improvement for global standards.
  • Understand Global Compliance: Learn compliance essentials for key markets like the EU, US, and Japan.
  • Emphasize Fisheries Standardization: Highlight the need for standardized practices in marine fisheries.
  • Explore Certification Impact: Analyze the benefits of certifications like Global Gap for product quality and market access.
  • Highlight Private Sector Role: Emphasize the private sector’s role in investing and branding for premium market access in the seafood industry.


02:30 PM to 02:55 PM

Guest Arrival and Networking

2:55 - 3:00

Safety Briefing

03:00 PM to 03:05 PM
Welcome Speech and Panel Introduction by Moderator

Mr. George Chamberlain

Welcome Speech and Panel Introduction by Moderator

03:05 PM to 03:15 PM
Speech by Session Chair

Md Selim Uddin

Speech by Session Chair

02:45 PM to 03:00 PM

Keynote Presentation on Current facilities and areas of improvement for laboratory testing, inspection and certification in Bangladesh focusing country standards and export competencies.

03:00 PM to 03:15 PM

Showcasing Global Standards and requirements set by the seafood importing countries: Opportunities to Scale-up seafood supply-chain including FIQC’s Testing Laboratories in Bangladesh

03:15 PM to 03:30 PM

Keynote Presentation on Standerdizing Marine Fisheries Supply Chain in Bangladesh: Opportunities and way-forward strategies.

03:30 PM to 03:45 PM

Tea Break and Networking

03:45 PM to 04:00 PM

Keynote Presentation on Role of Global Gap in Seafood Certification Process Implementation in Bangladesh and Abroad

04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
Interactive session on Role of Private Sector in Seafood Product Certification and product branding for premium market chain

Dr. F.H. Ansari

Interactive session on Role of Private Sector in Seafood Product Certification and product branding for premium market chain

04:15 PM to 04:45 PM

Q & A

04:45 PM to 04:50 PM

Closing Remark


Mr. George Chamberlain

President, Global Seafood Alliance

Md Selim Uddin

Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

Dr. F.H. Ansari

Managing Director, ACI Agro Link Ltd