Business & Policy
Lower grain inspection and weighing fees coming in August
The Canadian Grain Commission is reducing user fees for official grain inspection and official grain weighing services and eliminating two supplementary fees for overtime related to official grain inspection services.
July 18, 2017 By Top Crop Manager
The following changes will take effect on Aug. 1:
- The fee for official inspection of grain discharged to ships will be reduced from $1.70 to $1.35 per tonne.
- The fee for official weighing of grain discharged to ships will be reduced from $0.16 to $0.07 per tonne.
- The fee for official inspection of railway cars, trucks or containers will be reduced from $153.43 to $121.12 per inspection.
- The fee for official weighing of railway cars, trucks or containers will be reduced from $14.78 to $6.67 per railway car, truck or container.
These changes are expected to result in estimated savings of approximately $10 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year, based on a projected grain handling volume of 34.4 million metric tonnes. Savings for the 2018-19 fiscal year and each year after are expected to total approximately $15 million.