Bissma Pacific Inc.: 100% payout for eligible producers

WINNIPEG, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Producers who did not receive payment for grain sold to Bissma Pacific Inc. have received full compensation for their eligible claims through the Canadian Grain Commission's Payment Protection Program.

Bissma Pacific Inc. was a licensed grain dealer located in Pickering, Ontario, until November 21, 2012.

Minimizing risk
To minimize the risk of not getting paid in full for their deliveries, producers are encouraged to:

  • Deal with companies licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission
  • Ensure they are in receipt of an authorized document (i.e. receipt, cash purchase ticket or cheque) upon delivery to a company licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission
  • Cash any cash purchase tickets or cheques right away
  • Immediately report any payment issues to the Canadian Grain Commission

Rules for compensation
Producers must follow and meet certain rules to qualify for compensation under the Payment Protection Program.

Deliveries made to unlicensed companies are not covered by Payment Protection Program. The Canadian Grain Commission licenses primary, process, terminal and transfer elevators and grain dealers, but does not license companies such as feed lots.

Producers are only covered by a licensed company's security for 90 days after the date they delivered their grain or 30 days after the date they received a cash purchase ticket or other bill of exchange. The shorter of the two time periods applies.

While producers are not guaranteed 100% compensation, in the case of Bissma Pacific Inc., eligible producers received 100% compensation for the amount they were owed.

About the 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.

Related information

SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission

For further information:

Remi Gosselin
Manager, Corporate Information Services
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: 204-983-2749

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