The overall purpose of regulated marketing is to provide a framework for producer economic stability and to satisfy other related public interests. It is intended to benefit producers, the sector’s value chain, and the public.
The BC regulated vegetable industry is organized under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act (NPMA) and the British Columbia Vegetable Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme prescribes the rules, procedures and application.
The Commission is the first instance regulator and acts by the authority delegated through the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act and its Regulations. It is responsible for administering the Scheme, including coordinating producer activities, to ensure Orderly Marketing. Orderly Marketing is achieved through the promotion, control, and regulation of production, transportation, packing, storage, and marketing of vegetables.
The Commission’s General Order sets out the rules on how it manages the industry to ensure orderly marketing.