WINNIPEG, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce fees for official grain inspection and official grain weighing services effective August 1, 2017. Supplementary fees for overtime related to official grain inspection services would be eliminated.
The proposed changes would limit further accumulation of surplus revenue in the Canadian Grain Commission revolving fund. The proposed changes were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on April 22, 2017. Stakeholders have until May 22, 2017 to comment on the proposed changes.
- The proposed changes would result in an estimated savings of $0.44 per tonne, or approximately $10 million, for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year based on a projected grain handling volume of 34.4 million metric tonnes
- The reduced fees would result in a 24% decrease in fees for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year
- Overtime costs would be included directly in the inspection fee to eliminate the need to track and bill for overtime
"If implemented, the proposed fee reductions would result in significant savings for the Canadian grain industry as we enter the 2017 to 2018 crop year."
Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission
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