Official inspection — ships


Fees shown are before tax. The applicable taxes (Goods and Services Tax and provincial sales tax in Quebec) will be collected on these fees.

Fees are updated on April 1.

All fee codes changed on April 1, 2016.

Fee code Unit (per) 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
321 Tonne $1.60 $1.63 $1.65 $1.68 $1.70 until July 31, 2017
$1.35 from August 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Description of service

Official inspection of grain or screenings discharged to ships, and issuance of certificate.

Service standard

  1. When grain being loaded is other than grade ordered, the Canadian Grain Commission will inform the elevator staff by form IW-7.
  2. Applicable documents for final outward inspection will be issued within two business days after all of the following has been met:
    • completion of loading;
    • receipt of final documentation request from the shipper/exporter; and
    • completion of all required analytical testing results.
  3. Grades are accurate (based on the official sample).

Performance target

  • The target for achieving this standard is set at 90%.

Performance information

Overall performance
Target 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
90% 99.6% 99.0% 99.7% 99.8%  

Applying for outward official inspection — ships

Official outward inspection of all grain, excluding shipments to the United States, for export from Canada in ships is mandated in the Canada Grain Act.

  • The applicant makes arrangements with a terminal elevator to handle the shipment.
  • The terminal elevator/applicant presents the Canadian Grain Commission representative onsite at the terminal or the regional office or service centre with notification/loading order for the shipment.
  • Upon commencement and as required during the terminal elevator fulfilling the loading order the Canadian Grain Commission:
    • Collects an official sample during the course of the loading;
    • Conducts an official inspection on the sample;
    • Issues a Certificate Final for the shipment attesting to the quality of the shipment.

Service feedback

  • If you feel that the Canadian Grain Commission is not meeting its performance standards, you can give us feedback.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians web sites.

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