Our History

The CSIF’s History

1952:    Creation in Paris of the general trade union for fruit and vegetable importation and distribution by the French importing wholesalers for better distribution in France of imported goods which at the time came primarily from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

1971:    The general trade union for fruit and vegetable importation and distribution becomes the CSID, Employers’ Federation of the fruit and vegetable importing distributors. It leaves Paris and is installed in Rungis on the MIN.

1987:    The CSID takes the name of CSIED, Employers' federation of the fruit and vegetable importing shippers and distributors.

1990:    The Organisation becomes on this date Employers' Federation of the French Fruit and Vegetables Importers (CSIF). It refocuses on its core business: importation from third countries.

 2000: The CSIF signs with the DGCCRF the CSIF Partnership, the fresh fruit and vegetables sector’s first self-regulation agreement. 

 2009: The CSIF, the ANEEFEL and the UNCGFL jointly sign with the DGCCRF (French Food Authority) the 1st Quality Management System for French BtoB F&V trade: FeL PARTENARIAT. It covers the import, shipping and export businesses, and the wholesale fresh fruit and vegetables trade.

 2012: The CSIB merged with the CSIF. Its members companies form, from now, the Banana Section of the CSIF.

 2012: CSIF, ANEEFEL and UNCGFL extend the FeL PARTENARIAT Convention with the DGCCRF (French Food Authority) for the years 2013-2014-2015.