Standardised electronic data exchange allows growers and auditors to save time on completing, collecting and reviewing (respectively) self-assessment questionnaires and other documents in preparation for audits. An important requirement will be the correctness of the data; in other words, while quality of the fresh produce is the ultimate objective, data quality is a foundational element in achieving this. It also allows importers and retailers to have quick access to information about fruit suppliers, their certificates and information about other buyer-specific criteria. This saves importers time in looking for the right suppliers, especially those importers who do spot-trading, as opposed to working with long-term suppliers. Finally, transparency provides a clear overview of bottlenecks in the value chain, reduces mistakes and waste, as well as identifying problems in quality assurance of fresh produce.