Membership Updates – January 2020

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Welcome New Members

In January, DRC welcomed the following new members:

  • Carthagro INC. (Québec, Canada)
  • Similien Produits Frais INC. (Québec, Canada)
  • Recyglobe Canada (Québec, Canada)
  • Panchvati Supermarket (Ontario, Canada)
  • Cogent Transport (Alberta, Canada)
  • 2727221 Ontario INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Hong King Food Market LTD. (Alberta, Canada)
  • Easybuy Trading LTD. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Fiston Ikwa Ndol Mbutiwi (Québec, Canada)
  • A-Mart Trading CORP. (Alberta, Canada)
  • Bacata Food Group INC. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • 2596604 Ontario INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Bles Farms (Alberta, Canada)
  • Arsaces General Trading INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Peri & Sons Farm, INC. (Nevada, USA)
  • Shipley Sales, LLC. (Arizona, USA)
  • Top Shelf Speciality (California, USA)
  • Les Produits et Saveurs Méditerranéennes (Québec, Canada)

DRC Membership: change in status

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

  • Abbotsford Growers LTD. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • All Season Farms LTD. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Blue Glacier Seafood Group INC. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Centreport Canada INC. (Manitoba, Canada)
  • Chong Lee Market (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Colonial Garden Centre LTD. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Entreprise Promocurl INC. (Québec, Canada)
  • Exportadora Sergio Ruiz Tagle Humeres Limitada (Metropolitana, Chile)
  • Exportadora Y Servicios Rucaray S.A. (Providencia, Chile)
  • Green Island Produce, INC. (California, USA)
  • Groupe Frutex INC. (Québec, Canada)
  • Jardin Vert / Green Garden (Québec, Canada)
  • Matmata Prince Commerce INC. (Québec, Canada)
  • N&S Traders INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Nizam Produce INC. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Rokan Distribution LTD. (Ontario, Canada)
  • Sambafruits / Belavistabrasil (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Savco U.S.A. CORP. (New Jersey, USA)
  • Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Limited (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
  • Sham Import Export (Québec, Canada)
  • Sociedad De Produccion Rural De Ri Villacarriedo Spr De Ri (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • Sybaris Market, S.L. (Valencia, Spain)
  • Tropical Superfruits Trading INC. (Ontario, 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 the 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.