Welcome new members!
We are pleased to announce that between November 1st and 30th, 2023, the DRC welcomed a total of 14 new members:
15275474 CANADA INC. | ON, Canada
9481-8697 QUEBEC INC. | QC, Canada
ADEF IMPORT EXPORT (Faisant également affaire sous 9431-1289 Quebec Inc.) | QC, Canada
BY SOLUTIONS S.E.N.C. (Faisant également affaire sous By Solutions) | QC, Canada
CENTRAL FOODS AND TRADING COMPANY LIMITED | ON, Canada
ELIAS DAHER (Faisant également affaire sous Era Fruits et Legumes) | QC, Canada
FRUITS ET LEGUMES VEGIBO INC. | QC, Canada
HOFUD TRADING LTD. | ON, Canada
IEL CANADA BROKERAGE ULC (Also d/b/a Integrity Express Logistics) | ON, Canada
LES PRODUCTIONS HORTICOLES DEMERS INC. (Faisant également affaire sous Demers) | QC, Canada
PGF ORGANICS LIMITED | MB, Canada
THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANY FOR PACKING AND REFRIGERATION | El Beheira, Egypt
USINE DE CONGÉLATION DE ST-BRUNO INC. | QC, Canada
WINLAND FOODS CANADA INC. | ON, Canada
To view a complete list of active members, click here.
DRC Membership Change in Status Update
As of November 30th, 2023, the following organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:
9964894 CANADA INC. | QC, Canada
AVOCAST S.P.R. DE R.L. | Nayarit, Mexico
BC PROSPERA PRODUCE LTD. | BC, Canada
COVIC INTERNATIONAL TRADING INC. | BC, Canada
CPS FRUITS & VEGETABLES INC. | QC, Canada
FRESH & CLASSY PRODUCTS INC. | ON, Canada
FRESHPACK EXPORT SALES LTD. | BC, Canada
LES FRUITS BLEUS INC. | QC, Canada
LONGFE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED | ON, Canada
M. & M. PRE-PAK SALES LTD. | NL, Canada
QUALICIOUS FOODS INC. | BC, Canada
SUNNYVILLE IMPORT LLC. | NY, United States
TRIDGE TRADE CANADA INC. | BC, Canada
To view a complete list of inactive members, click here.
Important note: Following membership termination, the former member remains liable for claims arising prior to their termination if the claim is submitted to the DRC by way of a Notice of Dispute within nine months from when the claim arose or within nine months from when the claimant ought reasonably to have known of its existence.
About the DRC
The DRC is a non-profit membership-based organization whose core work is business-to-business commercial dispute resolution for produce. The 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 accepted by 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, the DRC offers a comprehensive, tailored suite of tools to build the knowledge and capacity of members to avoid or resolve disputes. The DRC provides education, mediation and arbitration services along with 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, 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.