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Grain exports processes

Container and railcar shipments: Export testing process using private REGAL labs

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flowchart - Container and railcar shipments: Export testing process. Description follows.

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The flowchart begins with the Exporter who:

  1. Ensures an approved sampler is used for sampling activities.
  2. Indicates to the sampler their preferred service provider for analyzing grain samples destined for India, China and Mexico.
  3. Arranges courier service for shipment of sample to preferred REGAL laboratory.

The Sampler (CFIA Inspector or Canadian Grain Sampling Program) provides sealed samples and completed sample submission form to send to their preferred REGAL laboratory.

Exporters and samplers work together to ensure the use of a common unique identifier. Traceable on the sample submission form and the application for a phytosanitary certificate, (e.g. lot number, rail car number, etc.).

The Service Provider (Authorized REGAL private lab) provides a copy of the report of analysis and the sample submission form to the exporter.

Max service standard of 3 business days to provide testing results.

The Exporter submits the following to the CFIA:

  1. Sample submission form
  2. The report of analysis, and
  3. The application for a phytosanitary certificate

The CFIA:

  1. Sends phytosanitary certificate to exporter, or
  2. Contacts exporter for more information

Bulk shipments: Export testing process using private REGAL labs

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flowchart - Container and railcar shipments: Export testing process using private REGAL labs. Description follows.

Description of flowchart - Bulk shipments: Export testing process using private REGAL labs

Description of flowchart - Bulk shipments: Export testing process using private REGAL labs

The flowchart begins with the Exporter who:

  1. Ensures an approved sampler is used for sampling activities.
  2. Indicates to the sampler their preferred service provider for analyzing grain samples destined for India, China and Mexico.
  3. Arranges courier service for shipment of sample to preferred REGAL laboratory.

The Sampler (Canadian Grain Commission) provides sealed and labelled samples to the exporter to send to their preferred REGAL laboratory.

The Service Provider (Authorized REGAL private lab) provides a copy of the report of analysis and a copy of the sample label for the bulk vessel to the exporter.

Max service standard of 3 business days to provide testing results.

The Exporter submits the following to the CFIA:

  1. The report of analysis,
  2. Copy of the sample label, and
  3. The application for a phytosanitary certificate.

The CFIA:

  1. Sends phytosanitary certificate to exporter, or
  2. Contacts exporter for more information.

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