To understand the scope of the products and the companies to be audited and definitions used in the context of this standard. To give a practical overview of the standard and enable Agents and Brokers companies to be audited and certificated where they buy and sell products or provide services to other parties but are unable to gain certification to the production or Storage and Distribution Standards because there is no product present to be audited. Also to update existing food auditors to the requirements of the standard and allow them to become qualified to audit the Agents and Brokers standard. To ensure all new and existing auditors and implementers have a consistent understanding of the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers (Food & Food Packaging). To allow other interested parties to have an insight into the Standard and audit process including consultants, technical and operational managers, and customers of certificated sites.