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Profile of registrant

World Apple and Pear Association

Identification number in the register: 78070741455-29
Registration date: 31/03/09 15:29:28

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/03/14 14:20:26
The date of the last annual update was 07/03/14 14:20:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Apple and Pear Association
Acronym: WAPA
Legal status: factual association linked to Freshfel AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Philippe Binard
Position: General Delegate

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Philippe Binard
Position: General Delegate

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 49-51 Rue de Trèves 
P.O. box: 8
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 27771580
Fax number: (+32) 27771581
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: WAPA is an industry body established in 2001 to provide a global forum for representatives of apple and pear producing countries. The Association harnesses the collective strength of all members' inputs to foster and enhance business opportunities for the collective benefit of both sectors. This collective will is essential to help maintain the exclusive position of apple and pears in the minds of consumers and to increase the strength of apple and pear producers on the global political agenda.

Through concerted efforts by its members WAPA aims to:

provide a forum to discuss issues affecting apple and pear producing countries;
foster and enhance producing countries' business activities;
disseminate market information and thus enlarge producing countries' knowledge base;
match apple and pear supply and demand, whilst pushing for a fair return for producers;
nurture and elaborate any in initiative of benefit to producing countries and to which members subscribe; and
liaise with traders, retailers and consumer to highlight the importance of producers in the supply chain.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Common Agricultural Policy
Environmental policy
Food policy
Trade policy

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Since WAPA is a global organisation, less than 5% of its budget is related to the direct representation of interests to the EU institutions.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.