Among the efforts that will be implemented by the National Standards Centre in contributing to and supporting the digital transformation process, a blockchain technology system will be introduced through GS1 Brunei Darussalam. The Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry said in line with the 4th Industrial Revolution development to assist on the preparedness of all shareholders including industries supporting the 4th industrial revolution. The matter was explained in response to the query raised by Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii in tracing the manufacturing of food products.

Yang Berhormat the minister said that to-date 153 local companies are registered with GS1 Brunei Darussalam. GS1 is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and acts as a platform to assist in giving real-time product information and tracking to consumers, entrepreneurs, suppliers and sellers in the global supply and value chain. GS1 Brunei Darussalam has helped companies to utilise GS1 in facilitating management of the supply chain so that it is more efficient and transparent through the GS1 Prefect Number and Global Location Number system. With this system, the National Standards Centre will continue to collaborate with GS1 Brunei Darussalam to ensure the information on products by food manufacturers are transparent and can be traced, which will in turn facilitate local companies to penetrate the global export market.

Source: Radio Television Brunei