Sunflower seeds - Chapter 14 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Export shipments

Export shipments can be commercially clean or not commercially clean.

Commercially clean (CC)

Shipments with dockage levels up to 5.0% are considered commercially clean.

Dockage is reported to the nearest

  • 0.1% for samples representing commercially clean shipments loaded from a single terminal elevator
  • 0.01% for composite samples representing shipments loaded from more than one terminal elevator

Not commercially clean (NCC)

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 CGC.

For samples representing not commercially clean shipments approved by the CGC for shipment from terminal elevators, dockage is reported to the nearest

  • 0.1% for samples representing shipments loaded from a single terminal elevator
  • 0.01% for composite samples representing shipments loaded from more than one terminal elevator

A direct deduction of up to 0.2% is applied to take into account the buildup of attritional material for direct shipments only. Dockage is assessed using procedures for primary samples.

Grading

Sunflower seed on export is graded in accordance with primary grade standards and specifications