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The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) is a non-profit, member-based organization whose core work is business-to-business private commercial dispute resolution. In other words, the DRC is a referee between parties when the purchase and sale do not go according to plan.
Our members are recognized as preferred buyers and vendors, resulting in improved business networking! You’ll also receive
- Access to our expansive member directory and up to date information on current and potential trading partners
- Greater commercial assurance
- One-on-one professional and confidential consultation
Visit our Membership page for additional benefits. All services are provided in English, French and Spanish
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force January 15, 2019.
In The News
The Board of Directors of the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) appoints a new Chair and Vice-Chair.
The DRC held a successful AGM in Whistler, BC, on June 1st, 2023, which included a momentous announcement. Two of the most distinguished and influential fresh produce industry leaders, Glenn Baty, former Chair and Matt McInerney, former Vice-Chair, ended their term with the DRC Board of Directors. Glenn and Mat joined the DRC as early …
Bill C-280 Passed at Second Reading, a Major Win for the Produce Industry
May 18, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) are thrilled to announce that Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, has been passed at Second Reading in the House …
The DRC Welcomes New Communications & Marketing Specialist
Dear friends of the DRC, We are delighted to announce that Nicole MacDonald has joined the DRC team on May 1st, 2023, as our Communications and Marketing Specialist. With over 20 years of experience, Nicole will play a key role in the execution of the DRC communication and marketing strategies to raise awareness of the …
Membership Updates for May 15, 2023
Welcome New Members From April 15 until May 15, 2023, DRC welcomed the following new members: 14962532 CANADA INC. ON Canada ADASS IMPORT EXPORT LLC. TX United States ALL SEASON FOOD MARKET (A d/b/a of 2755591 Ontario Inc.) ON Canada ANNAN ECOMMERCE INC. BC Canada BIMAL PATEL (Also d/b/a SBimal Llc.) CA United States BJS …
AUTOMATED IMPORT REFERENCE SYSTEM
The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) is a reference tool that shows the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities. If you are planning on importing fresh fruits and vegetables into Canada or are an exporter intending to export fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada, CFIA-AIRS will provide you with the requirements …
ARBITRATION DECISION BRIEF: Whether the Respondent’s return is reasonable.
We are continuing with our series of articles summarizing past DRC arbitration decisions. This will help members understand how the DRC Dispute Rules and Standards (R&S) apply in a dispute. R&S states that all DRC arbitrations are private and confidential. As such, the names of all parties, including arbitrators and companies, are not included. A …
Membership Updates for April 15, 2023
Welcome New Members From March 15 until April 15, 2023, DRC welcomed the following new members: 1383408 B.C. Ltd. BC Canada 14301366 CANADA INC. BC Canada CAPPADOCIA IMPORT TURKISH FOOD INC. AB Canada CHIYUE FOOD PROCESSING INC. ON Canada ELISUR ORGANIC S.A.C. Chanchamayo Peru FERME LISE CHARBONNEAU INC. QC Canada FREITAS BROS. FARMS, …
ARBITRATION DECISION BRIEF:
In-House Inspections and temperature control issues during transit.
Continuing with our series of articles summarizing past DRC arbitration decisions. We believe this will help members to better understand how the DRC Dispute Rules and Standards (R&S) apply in the event of a dispute. DRC Dispute R&S state that all DRC arbitrations are private and confidential. As such, the names of all parties, including …
Membership Updates for March 15, 2023
Welcome New Members From February 15 until March 15, 2023, DRC welcomed the following new members: FRACTAL FLEX INC. QC Canada FRUVEX TRADING S DE RL DE CV (Also d/b/a Fruvex) San Luis Potosi Mexico INTERNATIONAL GOODS TRADING (A d/b/a of 14393562 Canada Inc.) ON Canada JA CANADA (A d/b/a of Jaime A. …