This document provides an overview of FAO’s intersessional work on traceability and Catch Documentation Schemes (CDS) in response to recommendations of the 18th Session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT), including progress on normative work, capacity building, technical assistance, partnerships and collaboration with international initiatives and organizations. It also introduces the relationship between international instruments to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and traceability.