This document outlines the importance, boundaries, global cooperation pattern and overall content of the proposed work of FAO on the development of an FAO database on regional trade agreements (RTAs) for fisheries and aquaculture products, following the information provided by the Secretariat and the recommendations received by Members at the 17th and 18th Sessions of the COFI Sub Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT) in 2019 and 2022.