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