SGS and GoTradeSeafood Partner to Provide Confidence in eBusiness

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from GoTradeSeafood

    BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- GoTradeSeafood,
 the leading Internet based seafood marketplace, is proud to announce at the
 European Seafood Show in Brussels this week their successful full integration
 with SGSonSITE, the online gateway of SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance,
 S.A.).
     The GoTradeSeafood platform provides a venue for seafood buyers and
 sellers worldwide to meet, negotiate, and close a deal online.  Vendors
 recognize that the SGSonSITE services provide a high level of credibility that
 will translate into increased sales.  Buyers have confidence in SGS and
 recognize the SGS services as reliable.
     "We are very pleased to be working with an industry leader like
 GoTradeSeafood," said Hal Loevy, Vice President Strategy & Development at
 SGSonSITE.  The seafood business is one where trust in your supplier is
 crucial.  GoTradeSeafood is committed to providing a safe trading environment
 for both buyers and sellers.  Their alliance with SGS offers proof of this
 commitment."
     "Our alliance with SGS has been a very important step in creating the
 necessary trust in the marketplace so that buyers can take full advantage of
 the ease and cost effectiveness of trading with GoTradeSeafood while
 maintaining the level of trust they are accustomed to in the offline world.
 The thoroughness and reputation of SGS is recognized by traders worldwide and
 is an effective decision making tool in the choice of a suppliers," Says Jerry
 Ten Brink, CEO of GoTradeSeafood.
 
     About GoTradeSeafood
     Launched in August 1999, GoTradeSeafood is the largest Independent Online
 US Based Seafood Open Marketplace with over 3250 global qualified member
 companies.  The Open Marketplace manages product offers of over $140 million
 per month and brings new Trading Partners, business and market information to
 participants.  The new Partner Management Program (PMP) Platform allows
 companies to do business only with the established Trading Partners they
 invite, Privately, Individually and Securely.  GoTradeSeafood also provides
 buyers and sellers with the necessary online tools to close a deal and deliver
 product safely within its Safe Harbor supply chain platform suite of services.
 For more information, please visit www.gotradeseafood.com .
 
     About the SGS Group and SGSonSITE
     The SGS Group (SWX: SGSN.) is the world's largest verification, testing
 and certification organization.  Founded in 1878, The SGS Group operates a
 network of more than 30,000 experts in over 850 offices and subsidiaries and
 330 laboratories in 140 countries.
     SGS provides its expertise in on-line transactions by offering its "Safe
 Internet Trading Environment" called SGSonSITE and aims to be the preferred
 provider building trust between buyers and vendors in eMarketplaces by
 creating the link between the "virtual" world of the Internet and the
 "physical" world of trade.  SGSonSITE provides services tailored to buyers,
 vendors or eMarketplaces like the vendor rating program, product specification
 verification, sample and inspection services as well as SGS traditional
 services now available on line.
 
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SOURCE GoTradeSeafood
    BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- GoTradeSeafood,
 the leading Internet based seafood marketplace, is proud to announce at the
 European Seafood Show in Brussels this week their successful full integration
 with SGSonSITE, the online gateway of SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance,
 S.A.).
     The GoTradeSeafood platform provides a venue for seafood buyers and
 sellers worldwide to meet, negotiate, and close a deal online.  Vendors
 recognize that the SGSonSITE services provide a high level of credibility that
 will translate into increased sales.  Buyers have confidence in SGS and
 recognize the SGS services as reliable.
     "We are very pleased to be working with an industry leader like
 GoTradeSeafood," said Hal Loevy, Vice President Strategy & Development at
 SGSonSITE.  The seafood business is one where trust in your supplier is
 crucial.  GoTradeSeafood is committed to providing a safe trading environment
 for both buyers and sellers.  Their alliance with SGS offers proof of this
 commitment."
     "Our alliance with SGS has been a very important step in creating the
 necessary trust in the marketplace so that buyers can take full advantage of
 the ease and cost effectiveness of trading with GoTradeSeafood while
 maintaining the level of trust they are accustomed to in the offline world.
 The thoroughness and reputation of SGS is recognized by traders worldwide and
 is an effective decision making tool in the choice of a suppliers," Says Jerry
 Ten Brink, CEO of GoTradeSeafood.
 
     About GoTradeSeafood
     Launched in August 1999, GoTradeSeafood is the largest Independent Online
 US Based Seafood Open Marketplace with over 3250 global qualified member
 companies.  The Open Marketplace manages product offers of over $140 million
 per month and brings new Trading Partners, business and market information to
 participants.  The new Partner Management Program (PMP) Platform allows
 companies to do business only with the established Trading Partners they
 invite, Privately, Individually and Securely.  GoTradeSeafood also provides
 buyers and sellers with the necessary online tools to close a deal and deliver
 product safely within its Safe Harbor supply chain platform suite of services.
 For more information, please visit www.gotradeseafood.com .
 
     About the SGS Group and SGSonSITE
     The SGS Group (SWX: SGSN.) is the world's largest verification, testing
 and certification organization.  Founded in 1878, The SGS Group operates a
 network of more than 30,000 experts in over 850 offices and subsidiaries and
 330 laboratories in 140 countries.
     SGS provides its expertise in on-line transactions by offering its "Safe
 Internet Trading Environment" called SGSonSITE and aims to be the preferred
 provider building trust between buyers and vendors in eMarketplaces by
 creating the link between the "virtual" world of the Internet and the
 "physical" world of trade.  SGSonSITE provides services tailored to buyers,
 vendors or eMarketplaces like the vendor rating program, product specification
 verification, sample and inspection services as well as SGS traditional
 services now available on line.
 
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