Soybeans: Export shipments

Export shipments can be commercially clean or not commercially clean.

Commercially clean (CCLN)

No dockage is assessed on commercially clean export shipments.

Samples are considered commercially clean when the sample contains 0.2% or less by weight of pods, stems, or coarse vegetable matter, including 0.1% or less of material other than whole or broken soybeans that passes through the number 8 round-hole sieve.

In addition, in samples of commercially clean export shipments, the amount of finely broken soybeans that passes through a number 8 round-hole sieve

  • On shipments from a terminal elevator, not for direct export, can be up to 0.75% by weight
  • On shipments for direct export, can be up to 1.0% by weight
Definition of commercially clean specifications for soybeans
Grade name 1 2 *3 (1+2) 4 5
Material other than broken soybeans through the No. 8 round hole sieve. Roughage and Hulls Total roughage, hulls and material other than broken soybeans through the No. 8 round hole sieve. Broken Soybeans through the No. 8 round hole sieve
Not direct exports Direct exports
Soybeans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Canada 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.75% 1.0%

Not commercially clean (NCC)

Export shipments which do not meet the definition of commercially clean are considered not commercially clean and are allowed only with the permission of the CGC. 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 and hulls for direct exports only.

Grading

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

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