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CODE - QUALIFICATION AS ORDINARY MEMBER
1. DEFINITION OF ORDINARY MEMBER
1.1 An Ordinary Member of the PFI shall be the individual firm or company engaged in the manufacture (either itself or through a third party) or distribution of pet foods, but, shall not include those persons whose primary business is to put up such pet food to the general public for resale (retailing).
1.2 Ordinary members shall have voting rights.
1.3 Ordinary members shall subscribe to the PFI' memorandum of association and articles.
1.4 Ordinary members shall subscribe to the PFI mission, objectives and vision; as well as uphold the PFI code of practice.
1.5 Persons wishing to apply for ordinary membership of the PFI should apply to the directors in such manner and on such application form, as the directors prescribe.
2. APPLICATION TO BE AN ORDINARY MEMBER
2.1 Applications must be in writing and supplied as the original document.
2.2 All individual and company or firm details must be included as required on the prescribed form available from the PFI office.
2.3 All supporting documentation (copies, where appropriate) to the application must be attached to the prescribed application form when submitting the application.
3. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION (To be supplied with the application for membership)
3.1 A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation/Registration of the Company, Closed Corporation, or Trust must be supplied. If the business is not one of these categories then proof of registration or operation (e.g. registration with SARS) must be submitted
3.2 Include a blank copy of the business' official letterhead paper.
3.3 A list of the pet foods manufactured/distributed/marketed by the business for which the business is the registration holder including the following:
3.3.1 Proof of registration of the pet food/s.
3.3.2 A copy of the affidavit supplied to the Registrar Act 36/1947 attesting to the nutritional adequacy of the pet food/s.
3.3.3 Proof of annual renewal of the registration of the pet food/s. This registration must be current.
4.1 Ordinary members will be required to pay fees, which are used to administer the PFI. These fees will be set at each annual general meeting (AGM) in accordance with the need to balance the budgetary requirements. Fees will be based on the annual sales turnover of the ordinary member' business for the preceding year.
4.2 New ordinary members will pay the lowest fee category for ordinary members in the year of acceptance as a member of the PFI.
4.3 The NEW ordinary member will pay the fee applicable to the respective sales turnover determined at the first AGM, following collection by the PFI of at least SIX months of sales turnover statistics from the ordinary member.
5. PFI STATISTICS
5.1 All PFI members who qualify as ordinary members will CONFIDENTIALLY supply their monthly sales turnover and sales volumes to the nominated collection body as appointed by the PFI directors.
5.2 These PFI statistics will be supplied in the format as agreed, from time to time, at a PFI general meeting.
5.3 The PFI statistics will be supplied timeously on a monthly basis in accordance with the annual submission schedule prepared by the PFI.