Membership Updates for November and December 2019

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Welcome New Members

In November and December, DRC welcomed the following new members:

  • National Produce Trading Company (Pennsylvania, United States)
  • Big H Foods Inc. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Avo Azteca SA DE CA (Michoacan, Mexico)
  • Supreme Berry Farms, LLC (California, United States)
  • XFresh Produce LTD (Ontario, Canada)
  • Mucho Gusto Mexico (Ontario, Canada)
  • Ocean Harvest Seaafoods Inc. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Jear Logistics, LLC (South Carolina, United States)
  • AV Produce LTD (Alberta, Canada)
  • Daily Veggies (Ontario, Canada)
  • Mobcher Canada (Quebec, Canada)
  • Frruiticola Villamangos SPR de RL (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • Spadina Holding Group (Ontario, Canada)
  • 9407-6007 Quebec Inc. (Quebec, Canada)
  • Okanagan Speciality Fruits Inc (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Fruit Orchard Holdings, Inc (Maryland, United States)
  • Nshira Continental Supplies (Alberta, Canada)
  • Green Garden (Quebec, Canada)
  • DN Fresh (Ontario, Canada)
  • Flanagan Food Service Inc. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Intifruits Del Peru SAC (Plura, Peru)
  • Latcanam LTD. (Alberta, Canada)
  • 10621692 Canada INC. (Quebec, Canada)
  • Diamond Fruits LTD. (Ontario, Canada)
  • SJC Produce, INC. (California, United States)
  • Mexavo Produce (Quebec, Canada)
  • TWL Trading (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Anay Peruvian Fruits S.A.C. (Lima, Peru)

DRC Membership: change in status

As of December 31, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:

  • Chang Sheng Supermarket LTD. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Sam Enterprises LTD. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Argicola La Venta (Lima, Peru)
  • Sitio De Comercio de Frutas (Permambuco, Brazil)
  • 2414692 Ontario INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut (Las Cabras, Chile)
  • FMK Food Limited (British Colombia, Canada)
  • Imex Andalucia INC. (Quebec, Canada)
  • La Catrina Produce Inc. (Ontario, Canada)
  • 9347-9426 Quebec IINC. (Quebec, Canada)
  • GM Impex (Quebec, Canada)
  • Sigit & Associes INC. (Quebec, Canada)
  • CSS Farms LLC (Washington, United States)
  • C & J Trading LTD. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Orangeline Farms Sales Limited (Ontario, Canada)
  • The Fine Food Stop (Alberta, Canada)
  • Med-Alg Import & Export (Ontario, Canada)
  • Kern Ridge Growers LLC. (California, United States)
  • Angel Seafoods LTD. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Heartland Resources INC. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Great Giant Foods Canada INC. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Yashica International INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Agroinca PPX (Arequipa, Peru)
  • 9265-7816 Quebec INC. (Quebec, 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 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.