Earlier this year SBP held its first consultation on Instruction Document 5A v1.1. Since then SBP has been working on revising the document to bring it in line with the developing regulatory requirements and the SBP Data Transfer System that will become mandatory for SBP Certificate Holders from 1 October 2016. To help bring clarity to the multiple functions that the DTS will perform, Instruction Document 5A has been split into three Instruction Documents – 5A, 5B and 5C – each covering a different topic. In addition, three templates have been developed to ensure consistency in data collection and communication.
The three documents and templates are now available for public consultation and interested parties are invited to provide written comments. Please tabulate your responses into three columns headed: Section Number; Comments; and Suggested Solution and clearly state to which document or template your comments refer. All written comments should be sent to Melanie Wedgbury by the close of business on Friday, 23 September 2016.
Instruction Documents 5A, 5B and 5C accompany Standard 5: Collection and Communication of Data and defines the requirements and options for collecting data that may accompany SBP-certified materials throughout the supply chain.