We are pleased to announce that between October 1st and 31st, 2023, the DRC welcomed a total of 16 new members:
ATOB TRADE COMPANY INC. (Also d/b/a Unborder) | CA, United States
CAN-ON IMPORTERS INC. | ON, Canada
DECAS CRANBERRY PRODUCTS, INC. | MA, United States
DELFLAND INC. (Faisant également affaire sous Delfland / Au gré des Vents) | QC, Canada
DZ FOOD DISTRIBUTION (Faisant également affaire sous 9490-2210 Québec Inc.) | QC, Canada
EXP GROUP LLC. | NJ, United States
HELLOFRESH CANADA, CHEFS PLATE and FACTOR MEALS/ REPAS FACTO | ON, Canada
MAMA EARTH ORGANICS INC. (Also d/b/a Mama Earth) | ON | Canada
MARCHÉ CASTEL (Faisant également affaire sous 9246-1144 Québec Inc.) | QC, Canada
MMK GROUP INC. | ON, Canada
NAJA IMPORT & EXPORT COMPANY INC. | ON, Canada
NEW CARROT FARMS CANADA CO. | NS, Canada
OBEID FARMS 2014 INC. | ON, Canada
PEAK PRODUCE SALES LIMITED | BC, Canada
PRODUCTION SEMBEC INC. | QC, Canada
SIMPLE PRODUCE SERVICES INC. | ON, Canada
DRC Membership Change in Status Update
As of October 31st, 2023, the following 3 organizations no longer hold a DRC membership:
PATATES DANIEL BLAIN LTÉE | QC, Canada
TEMAK INC. (Also d/b/a Temak Trading) | ON, Canada
UBOX TRADING LTD. | BC, Canada
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.