Eligible applicants apply though IAF for authorization to use the Buy BC certification mark, if deemed eligible they are provided with a Certification or Marketing Authorized Use Agreement. The type of agreement an applicant receives is determined by which ‘applicant type’ category they fall into.
Applicants that are approved for cost-shared funding are able to use the Buy BC logo in conjunction with project activities based on the type and terms outlined in the applicable logo licensing agreement.
To be considered for a Buy BC Logo License, applicants must:
- be a BC-based: primary agriculture and/or seafood producer; agriculture, food and beverage, and/or seafood processor or cooperative; industry association, board or council; agricultural fair and/or farmers’ market; agriculture, food and beverage, and/or seafood retailer, wholesaler, or distributor; or other non-profit agriculture, food, and beverage, and/or seafood organization;
- have a head office in BC or be authorized (including being registered, licensed or certified, as appropriate) to do business in BC; and
- be selling or marketing one or more products grown or processed in BC