Lentils: Export shipments

Export shipments can be commercially clean or not commercially clean.

Commercially clean (CCLN)

Export shipments are considered commercially clean when they contain 0.2% or less by weight of dockage material. No dockage is reported.

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 allowed 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.

Processed shipments

For samples representing processed shipments from other than terminal elevators, dockage is reported to the nearest 0.1% and consists of the following

  • Material that remains on top of the riddle, other than whole lentils which are handpicked and returned to the cleaned sample
  • Material that passes through the selected sieve
  • Material removed by aspiration
  • Small broken lentils and portions of lentils whose weight exceeds 0.2% of the sample weight and which are removable through the number 10 round-hole sieve and by aspiration


Lentils on export are graded in accordance with the primary and export grade determinants tables.

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