The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation

DRC Membership – More than good business!

When differences of opinion occur, we provide the fruit and vegetable value chain with specialised consultation, mediation and arbitration services to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance for Canadians subject to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • Dispute prevention education
  • Fast, fair and enforceable solutions to disputes
  • Improved business networking
  • Integral risk management component of any sound business plan

Members worldwide subscribe to a common set of trading standards and members responsibilities that promote the fair and ethical trade of produce entering the North American marketplace.

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations:
Special Requirements for Canadians

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations include a regulatory requirement for membership in the DRC. Upon the coming into force of the new regulations on January 15, 2019, Canadian buyers and sellers of fresh fruits and vegetables will be required to be members of the DRC, unless exempt.

Learn how the changes may impact you

Special requirements for Canadians subject to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

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November 01, 2018   Memo to:        DRC Members From:             Fred Webber, President & CEO Subject:          NEW DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES NOW IN EFFECT   To align our rules with the most progressive arbitration centres in the world, with the help of an internationally …

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Timely request for an inspection

Q, We bought a load of watermelons under FOB DRC Good Arrival terms. The load was received on a Thursday evening and on Friday morning we contacted the shipper to let him know that we were requesting a CFIA inspection. The CFIA inspection was performed …

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