Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations – Update fees in Schedule 1 to the Canada Grain Regulations

Enabling act

Canada Grain Act

Description

The Canadian Grain Commission has committed to a full review of service fees on a five-year cycle to ensure that fees remain aligned with the costs of service provision. If warranted, the Canadian Grain Commission may also adjust fees outside the five-year fee review cycle. Under the current five-year cycle, fees in Schedule 1 to the Canada Grain Regulations are targeted for review and potential amendment on April 1, 2023. However, due to higher than forecasted grain volumes and continued in-year surplus revenues, the Canadian Grain Commission is assessing the feasibility of adjusting fees early.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposal would have a positive financial impact on affected grain sector stakeholders, in particular Canadian Grain Commission licensees. Potential fee amendments could reduce operational costs and provide an increase in available cash flow.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Not applicable.

Consultations

Proposed amendments are targeted to be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for public consultation in late spring 2021.

Further information

The Canadian Grain Commission Annual Fees Report is available on the departmental website. Further information on this proposal can be requested from the Canadian Grain Commission.

Contact information

Melanie Gustafson
A/Manager, Policy and Planning
melanie.gustafson@grainscanada.gc.ca
Tel: 204-292-5721 / TTY: 1-866-317-4289

The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 28, 2021

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