Welcome New Members!
From July 1 until July 31, 2023, the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) welcomed the following five new members:
BLOOMSTAR (A d/b/a of 3856011 Canada Inc.), ON, Canada
JALARAM PRODUCE INC., AB, Canada
K&D TRADING INTERNATIONAL INC. (Also d/b/a KD Trading), BC, Canada
MAINLAND FRUITS INC., BC, Canada
PRODUCTORA AGRICOLA YAREXI SPR DE RL, Nayarit, Mexico
DRC Membership Change in Status
As of July 31, 2023, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:
AGRICOLA SAN GALLAN S.A.C., Lima, Peru
ALRAHMA IMPORT LTD. (Also d/b/a Alrahma Import), AB, Canada
COMERCIAL GREENVIC S.A., Región Metropolitana, Chile
EPICUREAN PRODUCE (A d/b/a of Endri Demeti), ON, Canada
FOMACOP SARL (Also d/b/a Fomacop), Chichaoua, Morocco
HNH INTERNATIONAL INC., ON ,Canada
JADU DISTRIBUTION INC., QC, Canada
NATURES PRODUCE AND SEAFOOD (A d/b/a of 13860922 Canada Inc.), ON, Canada
RED ISLAND ORGANICS INC., PE, Canada
TAMARIN-GOUTT INC., QC, Canada
VIVO DE CAMPO INC., ON, Canada
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 the 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 16 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 $105 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 request more information, reach out to our Help Desk at [email protected] or call at (+1) 613-234-0982.