Become a member

The FPAA represents U.S. importers and like-minded companies involved in importing and distributing produce from Mexico across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. Membership provides you with an abundance of resources and exclusive benefits. Our constituency is diverse, and includes companies collectively focused on continued fair market access for fresh produce from Mexico.

Become a member and you will get much more. You will contribute to the growth and advancement of the U.S. industry importing fresh Mexican produce. You will help make our voice in Washington and Mexico City even louder and support solving the issues affecting everyone in the produce industry.

The FPAA provides the tools you need to help make your business prosper and grow.

Join the FPAA for:

  • Access to the members-only section of this website for vital information like crossing reports, and market information
  • Relief in times of company crisis as well as in times of industry crisis

  • Aid in addressing a particular issue with government agencies
  • Support in meeting your business goals

  • Updates about important industry legislation
  • Custom press releases and media relations services for your business
  • Press releases addressing the activities of your company as a member and other FPAA members
  • Access to member’s only seminars and special events
Download Membership Application
Download Member Survey

Membership Information

Contact: Marlene Lopez
Phone: +1 (520) 287-2707
Email: mar@freshfrommexico.com

The Tools You Need

  • Crossing reports, weather, and market information
  • Aid in meeting your business goals
  • Updates about industry legislation
  • Press releases addressing the activities of other FPAA members
  • Custom press releases and media relations services for your business
  • Access to seminars, special events, and our annual convention
  • Relief in times of crisis

Make Your Business Prosper

Download Membership Application

Membership Discounts

Go to HomepageENTERPRISE

Whatever your rental needs, the FPAA program has you covered.  From local commercial vehicles to rental cars across the country, Enterprise and National offer great discounts to members.  Members are automatically eligible to join National’s Emerald Club at no charge which allows you to reserve a mid-size car, bypass the counter, and select any vehicle you prefer from the Emerald Aisle.  Contact: Abraham Sneed  at 520-281-0425 or reserve on line at www.enterprise.com, www.enterprisetrucks.com, or www.nationalcar.com by referencing account XZ50164.

Port Devanning Services (PDS)

PDS will provide FPAA Distributor members with a  discount, Just mention to your Custom House Broker that you are an FPAA Distributor member and direct them to specify that PDS handle your devanning services. Port Devanning Services, 520-761-9955.

C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Transportation Program offers our members access to consultative account management, tailored pricing options, national surge capacity and business intelligence. All of these resources are provided without any fees or commitment of freight. The C.H. Robinson account managers will improve efficiencies and manage spend and risk.

The FPAA maintains the confidentiality of individual shipper data. Combining shipper freight volume enhances service levels and capacity and influences rates. For more information please contact Lauren Singh, at: 831.333.5803, cell 831.392.7061, lauren.singh@chrobinson.com

CUSTOM WEB & MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT
Lawrence McDaniel (415) 766-9012
FPAA members receive discounted pricing on custom web sites and mobile app development by lawrencemcdaniel.com. Fixed project pricing and guaranteed results. Additional details are available from your FPAA representative.

OFFICE DEPOT

FPAA members receive anywhere from 5 – 15% off a variety of Office Depot products.  Collectively, members saved over $10,000 in the first year alone! Please contact to create an account: Jennifer Hanson

BDR- Program Manager | Office Depot, Inc.Tel: 855-337-6811 ext 12768 |  Jennifer.Hanson@OfficeDepot.com

WGA INSURANCE

As an allied partner and member of the FPAA, WGIS is a full service broker providing a trade association health plan, Western Growers Assurance Trust, and full commercial risk management insurance programs.  Matt Bigham 602-757-7869 members.

DOUBLE TREE SUITES
FPAA Negotiates Special Rates for FPAA Members at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport.
7051 South Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85756. To make reservations call (520) 225-0800 and mention the Fresh Produce Association to get a 15% discount.

HOLIDAY INN AND CANDLEWOOD SUITES
FPAA members receive great discounts at both convenient locations.  Holiday Inn’s rate is $94 for one Bedroom, $115 on Suite and includes a free breakfast and $150 Extra Feature Suite.  Candlewood Suites offers a rate of $84,  $110 on a One or Double Bedroom, Suite is $110 Extra Feature Suite.  Holiday Inn 520-281-0123 Candlewood Suites  520-281-1111.

TUBAC GOLF RESORT AND SPA

FPAA members simply need to indicate that they are eligible for the FPAA’s $149 weekdays and $169 weekends corporate rate at the time of booking the reservation.  This is a $30/night discount!  Please keep in mind that this rate is for a standard room, is subject to availability and is not valid for leisure travel or group events.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at:  520-398-2211 or 800-848-7893.

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FPAA members receive PMA convention discounts when badges are purchased through the FPAA.

WESTPRESS PRINTING
Deana Lopez at: Deanna@westpress.com
FPAA members receive a 10% discount off printing from West Press

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CONTACT US

Membership Information

Start reaping the benefits of FPAA membership today by downloading our membership application and by emailing Marlene Lopez at mar@freshfrommexico.com or calling during regular office hours at +1 (520) 287-2707. Please note that we also require three letters of recommendation from current Distributor Members. Upon receipt of your $1,500.00 dollar annual membership dues, we will present your application to the FPAA Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Distributor

Nearly 50 U.S. member companies are active “Distributor Members”. These members import fresh produce directly from grower partners in Mexico. As a sales agent for the grower, they market these products to many unique buyers – supermarket chains, brokers, terminal markets, and restaurant suppliers.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

Full Load Fee $14.00 USD. A “full load” is defined as any truck crossing with at least 13,607 kilograms (30,000 pounds), excluding bell peppers and eggplant. A “full load” of bell peppers and eggplant is defined as any truck crossing with at least 10,432 kilograms (23,000 pounds)
Partial Load Fee $0.799 dollars per metric ton. A “partial load” is defined as any truck crossing less than 13,607 kilograms (30,000 pounds), excluding bell peppers and eggplant. A “partial load” of bell pepper and eggplant will be calculated at $1.102 per metric ton.

Associate

Associate Members include all the unique buyers procuring product from the Distributor Members, as well as industry-associated companies such as custom house brokers, seed companies, trucking firms, financial institutions, energy and insurance companies, and packaging providers. Associate Members in good standing shall have the right to vote for up to two (2) Associate Directors as provided for in Article IX of the Bylaws of the Association (“Bylaws”).