We are pleased to announce that between August 1 to August 31, 2023, the DRC welcomed a total of 14 new members:
15029147 CANADA INC. | BC Canada
ABIDJAN SERVICES ALIMENTAIRES INC. | QC Canada
AGROEXPORTADORA SOL DE OLMOS S.A.C. | Lima Peru
CITRUS DEV FES | Morocco
FAIRFIELD FARMS (A d/b/a of 702195 Ontario Inc.) | ON Canada
FRESH TO DOOR LTD. | AB Canada
FRESHQUITA BRANDS LLC. | TX United States
HUMBER HOLDINGS CORP. | SK Canada
LARCH HILLS WINERY LTD. (Also d/b/a Larch Hills Winery) | BC Canada
MOROS TRADING INC. | QC Canada
PLANET FOODZ CANADA INC. | ON Canada
RENSO FOODS (A d/b/a of 15095875 Canada Inc.) | BC Canada
SCHRIEMER FAMILY FARM LTD. | MB Canada
TENDER HOPE HOLDING LTD. (Also, d//b/a Tender Hope Winery) | BC Canada
DRC Membership: Change in Status
As of August 31, 2023, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:
2398769 ONTARIO INC. | ON Canada
ALPINE FREIGHT LINES INC. | ON Canada
ARSACES GENERAL TRADING INC. | ON Canada
CITRUS CONNECTION (A d/b/a of 1884430 Ontario Inc.) | ON Canada
ESXA IMPORT & EXPORT (A d/b/a of Ngoc Quynh Nguyen) | QC Canada
EXPORTADORA BEST BERRY CHILE S.A | Bío Bío Chile
GROUPE FRUTEX INC. | QC Canada
HOMMAN ORGANIC INC. | BC Canada
KENLIN TRADING INC. | ON Canada
LORD TRADING INC. | ON Canada
MYD SOLUTION CANADA CORP. | ON Canada
PASATIEMPO FARMS INC. | CA United States
RED WAGON GROVES, INC. (Also d/b/a Red Wagon Groves) | TX United States
VILLITA AVOCADOS INC. | TX United States
XINDEYOUAN (VANCOUVER) INTERNATIONAL TRADING LTD. | BC 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.
DRC is a non-profit membership-based organization whose core work is business-to-business commercial dispute resolution for produce. The DRC acts a referee between parties when a transaction does not go according to plan. Members adhere to a common set of trading standards and responsibilities that promote fair and ethical trading for produce entering the North American marketplace. In Canada, membership with the DRC is a regulatory requirement to trade fresh fruits and vegetables (i.e.: buy, sell, import, export) unless excepted from the regulations. Today, the 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, the 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.