II. Membership Classification
Please choose only one.
This category includes members
who ship DOMESTIC fruits and vegetables. Dues are computed at the
rate of $0.0675 per 1,000 pounds of fruits
and vegetables shipped in the past year. (Dues
shall not be less than $675 nor more than
$4,200 per year.) If a member is both
a shipper and a grower, he shall join as
a shipper member and simply list crops grown
in the profile section.
Please check all that apply to you as
a Traditional Shipper Member:
This category includes members who ship at least 250 loads
(2.5 ton truck or larger) of FOREIGN GROWN fruits and vegetables. Dues are calculated at $8/load.
Dues shall not be less than $2000 (250 loads) and no greater than $10,000 (1250 loads) per year.
Invoiced monthly by TIPA.
This classification includes members who
are strictly growers of fruits and/or vegetables. Grower
members shall pay fifty cents ($0.50) per
acre of production. Dues shall be no
less than $50 and no greater than $1,000.
This classification includes shippers who
have less than $600,000 in gross annual sales
(i.e. gift fruit shipper, fund raiser, etc.).
Please check the one that applies to you as an
Allied Industry Member.
Please list your type of business:
This classification includes any individual
employee of a government agency, the Extension
Service, a college, a university, a trade
school, or other organization involved in
Please specify your type of affiliation:
III. Payment Options
Shippers who are also growers shall not pay Grower
Member dues in addition to Shipper Member dues.
IV. Authorized Representative
Article III of the By-laws provides that each member shall appoint an Authorized
Representative to represent it in all matters pertaining to the Association. Such
Authorized Representative shall have one vote on all matters requiring balloting
by members of the Association at general and special meetings of the membership. The
Authorized Representative shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors
or to serve as a Division Chairperson.
Members of any classification can choose to be a part of the Shipper, Transportation
and/or International Trade Divisions. List an organization representative
for each chosen Division. Your organization's representative may be the
same person for each chosen Division or may be a different person. Your
chosen representative is eligible to serve on the Division Council. Each
Division will elect a representative Council as defined by the Policy & Procedure
The Shipper/Importer Division will generally
address matters concerning harvesting, transportation,
packing, marketing, post-harvest handling and
diseases, environmental concerns, grade and
quality standards, insurance, taxes, finance,
labor, applicable laws and regulations, packaging
and unitization/palletization, as examples.
The International Trade Division will primarily
focus upon matters relating to importing and
exporting fruits and vegetables. Examples
of topics that may be addressed by this Division
include tariffs and duties, border crossing
fees and related costs, sanitary and phytosanitary
concerns, insurance, foreign country restrictions
limiting exports, applicable laws and regulations,
transportation, packaging, marketing, NAFTA
Profile Information For Membership Directory
VII. Business Type
(Please check all the apply to your organization.)
VIII. Produce Handled and/or
(Please check all fruits and vegetables that
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