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Membership Updates for December 15, 2021

Welcome New Members

From November 15 until December 15, 2021 DRC welcomed the following new members:

ABOKADOS (También haciendo negocios como Afrigur del Occidente S.P.R. de R.L.de C.V.) Michoacan Mexico
ALLIED NATIONAL IMPORT AND EXPORT LTD. ON Canada
BEDFORD BASIN FARMERS MARKET LTD. NS Canada
BIOFRUITS (Faisant également affaire sous 9386-4536 Québec Inc.) QC Canada
BON COIN INC. QC Canada
CHANG LONG TRADING LTD. BC Canada
CONNIE’S AFRICAN CARIBBEAN GROCERY (A d/b/a of 9970991 Canad ON Canada
FIJI ISLAND PRODUCE (2021) LTD. BC Canada
HELLOFRESH CANADA / CHEFS PLATE (A d/b/a of GDE Grocery Deli ON Canada
INTIFRESH DEL SUR SAC (También haciendo negocios como Intifresh) Peru Peru
JJD PRODUCE, LLC CA United States
LA POMME ROUGE (A d/b/a of 9427-9734 Quebec Inc.) QC Canada
M & S PRODUCE (A d/b/a of 9433-5577 Quebec Inc.) QC Canada
OFC DISTRIBUTION INC. (Also d/b/a ALP Premium Foods) ON Canada
SHENG FENG TRADING (A d/b/a of 2382365 Ontario Inc.) ON Canada
TOOTTI FROOTTI (A d/b/a of On-A-Bun Franchising Inc.) ON Canada
TRIDGE TRADE CANADA INC. BC Canada
TROPPY FOODS LTD. BC Canada

 

DRC Membership: change in status

As of December 15, 2021, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:

2465246 ONTARIO INC. Mississauga ON
AGORAV INC. Oakville ON
AKIRA IMPORTS AND DISTRIBUTORS LTD. (Also d/b/a Akira Import Scarborough ON
ALVIN & ROBIN TOPP (Also d/b/a Topp Greenhouses) Dunnville ON
AMPA TROPICALES SA DE CV (También haciendo negocios como AMP Morelia Michoacan
BAYERS LAKE EUROPEAN FARMERS MARKET LTD. Halifax NS
COHN PRODUCE (A Division of Staco Potato Distributors Ltd.) Alliston ON
FIJI ISLAND PRODUCE INC. Delta BC
KING LEAF CANADA (A d/b/a of 11908421 Canada Inc.) Barrie ON
LLOYD FREY, MINERVA FREY (Also d/b/a Lloyd & Minerva Frey) Harriston ON
MAX GROUP CORPORATION City of Industry CA
ORIENTAL FOOD CENTRE (A d/b/a of 1489168 Ontario Inc.) Mississauga ON
STRONACH & SONS INC. Toronto ON
SUN CHOICE PRODUCE (A d/b/a of 1513271 Ontario Inc.) Simcoe ON

 

For details regarding a change in status, please contact the office.

Important note: Following membership termination, the former member remains liable for claims arising prior to their termination if the claim is submitted to DRC by way of a Notice of Dispute within nine (9) months from when the claim arose or within nine (9) months from when the claimant ought reasonably to have known of its existence.


About DRC
DRC is a non-profit membership-based organization whose core work is business-to-business commercial dispute resolution for produce. DRC is a referee between parties when a purchase and sale do not go according to plan. Members adhere to a common set of trading standards and member responsibilities that promote fair and ethical trading for produce entering the North American marketplace. In Canada, membership in the DRC is a regulatory requirement to trade fresh fruits and vegetables (i.e.: buy, sell, import, export) unless excepted from the regulations. Today, DRC has members in 14 countries outside of North America, and membership continues to grow annually. Anyone exporting fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada must sell to a DRC member.

In addition to the DRC’s Operating Rules and Trading Standards, DRC offers a comprehensive, tailored suite of tools to build the knowledge and capacity of members to avoid or resolve disputes, including education, mediation and arbitration. DRC has ability to impose sanctions and disciplinary actions towards members who do not conduct business in accordance with the terms of their membership agreement.

To date, DRC has resolved claims in excess of $83 million dollars. Although arbitration is available, 80% of these claims have been settled in an average of 26 days through our informal consultation/mediation services. Arbitration awards are court enforceable in countries that are signatories to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards or subsequent conventions.

To learn more, reach out to our Help Desk at info@fvdrc.com or (+1) 613-234-0982 or visit us at www.fvdrc.com.