Membership

CCAP Membership

CCAP is open for regular membership to business entities (corporations, partnerships or single proprietorships) with a serious interest in achieving effective refrigeration and distribution for better preservation of food and other commodities and whose business activities are included in the categories listed below:

  • Food Importation / Processing

  • Cold Storage Operations

  • Refrigerated Transport (Trucking / Shipping / Air Freight)

  • Retail / Food Distribution

  • Food Service

The Association’s charter also allows associate memberships for companies whose business activities may directly or indirectly correlate with those of the regular membership, e.g., equipment suppliers, constructors, as well as professional organizations whose expertise may likewise benefit the industry, e.g. designers and consultants.

Benefits of CCAP Membership

CCAP membership entitles one to receive the following benefits:

  • Having a collective voice/lobby group for establishing the industry’s position with the government and/or other industry groups on policy issues and program development.

  • Being equipped with a mechanism to ensure compliance and/or enforcement of operating standards and practices.

  • Coordination among different member companies and organizations/sectors for synergy in business development and planning strategies.

  • Open linkages to the international cold chain community and access to updated information on technology and industry developments through the CCAP’s affiliation with international organizations.

  • Negotiating leverage in the procurement of equipment, parts, and supplies through pool purchasing programs.

Other membership benefits include:

  • Opportunities for training in the form of conferences, seminars, and forums.

  • Access to relevant documents and information materials on both the local and international cold chain industry with continuous updates on current issues, practices, regulations, trends, and technologies.

  • Access to CCAP’s roster of contacts and representatives from the government, academe, and industry in both the local and international cold chain scene. The CCAP closely coordinates with the Department of Agriculture (DA), and has, as part of its advisory group, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

As an international affiliate of the GCCA, CCAP and its members have the privilege of availing essential reference information on subjects covering the full range of operations and management of public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) facilities. Subjects range from product care, facility design, food science, productivity, and safety, to virtually anything else pertaining to successful cold chain operations. Manuals, newsletters, surveys, reference documents, and videos are available.

Membership Requirements

Applicants for membership must complete and submit the following:

  • CCAP membership application form, with an attached photograph of the company or organization’s official representative.

  • Brief company or organization profile.

  • Copy of the first page of SEC registration.

Upon approval of the application, the company or organization must:

  • Pay the membership fee of Php 10,000

  • Attend an orientation session

  • Attend CCAP activities

  • Pay annual dues of Php 10,000

Member Participation

The member company, partnership, or organization exercises its membership with the CCAP through an official representative and one or more alternate representatives. The regular representative may come from the company or organization’s marketing, logistics, or operations function. Participation by company or organization representatives includes the following:

  • All communications and payments are channeled through the official representative.

  • Representatives are expected to participate and interact in all CCAP activities.

  • All other company employees and organization members may attend conferences, forums, seminars, and other activities.

  • The official representative is eligible to be elected to the board of or as an Association Officer during elections which will be held annually.

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