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About FPEF

The Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation with 120 members, accounting for about 90% of fresh fruit exported from South Africa. The FPEF is also a member of Fruit South Africa (FSA), together with the country's four growers' associations. This position strengthens the FPEF's role of providing leadership and services to its members, the international buying community and the fresh fruit export industry as a whole.

FPEF members consist of fruit exporters, producer-exporters, export and marketing agents, pack houses, logistics and other service providers. Whilst membership is voluntary and open to all South African fruit exporting companies and industry service providers, strict accreditation criteria and a Code of Conduct apply to ensure that only competent and reliable marketing agents and grower-exporters are admitted to the Forum.



Benefits of being an FPEF member

Whether accredited or associate; FPEF members receive many direct and indirect benefits:

  • Membership and pallet fees are charged according to export volumes, but since membership is voluntary; statutory levies do not apply.
  • The neutral and representative status of the FPEF allows it to engage with authorities on a national and international level; to negotiate and bargain on behalf of the entire fruit industry, as well as leveraging external funding on behalf of the industry.