We are pleased to announce that between September 1st and September 30th, 2023, the DRC welcomed a total of 10 new members:
A-1 BAGS & SUPPLIES INC. (Also d/b/a A-1 Cash And Carry) | ON, Canada
BTRUST SUPERMARKET (A d/b/a of 2202693 Ontario Inc.) | ON, Canada
CITRUS MOGADOR SARL (Faisant également affaire sous Citrus M | Oulet Nemma, Morocco
DIAMANT COMPANY (A d/b/a of Peter Wambui) | ON, Canada
ENGEE AND JAYS LTD. (Also d/b/a Engee) | ON, Canada
MANGOSTEEN (A d/b/a of 12297825 Canada Inc.) | ON, Canada
MARCHÉ MOKOLO (Faisant également affaire sous 11540467 Canada Inc.) | QC, Canada
PRODUCE PACKAGING INC. | OH, United States
T. E. PRODUCE IMPORT AND EXPORT LTD. | BC, Canada
TASTE OF EGYPT (A d/b/a of Hager Abdelhamid) | ON, Canada
Membership Change In Status
As of September 30, 2023, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:
2735795 ONTARIO INC. | ON, Canada
GHARZAI GLOBAL IMPORT EXPORT INC. | ON, Canada
KIM GROUPE IMPORT/EXPORT INC. | QC, Canada
NORTH KEE TRADING (A d/b/a of 2713406 Ontario Limited) | ON, Canada
NORTHERN TRADING INC. (Faisant également affaire sous Négoce du Nord) | QC, Canada
PROGEST 2001 INC. | QC, Canada
SIMILIEN PRODUITS FRAIS INC. | QC, Canada
TRANS-WEST LOGISTICS INC. | QC, Canada
For details regarding a change in status, please contact DRC’s Help Desk.
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. The DRC acts as 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 by the regulations. Today, the DRC has members in 16 countries outside 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, the 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. The DRC can 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.
For media inquiries, contact:
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation