Oats: Export shipments

Export shipments can be commercially clean or not commercially clean.

Commercially clean (CCLN)

Export shipments are defined as commercially clean when meeting the commercially clean specifications listed in the table below upon following the Determination of commercially clean procedures described in this chapter.

No dockage is reported for samples representing commercially clean oats.

Commercially clean determinant table, oats
Grade Name (1) Total material through No. 4.5 round hole sieve % (2) Small seeds % (3) Large seeds through No. 5 buckwheat sieve % (4) (1) + (3) Total removable material %
No. 1 CW 0.2 0.10 0.2 0.2
No. 2 CW 0.2 0.10 0.2 0.2
No. 3 CW 0.2 0.10 0.2 0.2
No. 4 CW 0.2 0.10 0.2 0.2

Not commercially clean (NCC)

Export shipments that do not meet the standards for commercial cleanliness are referred to as not commercially clean. Such shipments are permitted only with the permission of the Canadian Grain Commission.

For samples representing not commercially clean shipments approved by the Canadian Grain Commission for shipment from terminal elevators, dockage is reported to the nearest 0.1%.

A deduction of up to 0.2% is applied to take into account the buildup of attritional material for direct exports only.


Oats on export are graded using the primary and export grade determinants tables.

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