The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) comes into effect.

As a result of the agreement, the following changes take effect on July 1, 2020:

- Grain grown in the United States will be able to receive an official Canadian grade if it's a variety that is registered in Canada- The requirement of a country of origin statement on inspection certificates for grain grown in the United States will be removed- It will be mandatory for people, including licensed grain companies, who sell grain to a Canadian Grain Commission licensee to complete a declaration of eligibility

"The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement marks an important milestone in our trade relationship with the U.S. and Mexico," said Patti Miller, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. "Delivery declarations will protect Canada's quality assurance system while allowing American grain producers to receive an official grade."

American producers who deliver grain to Canada will have the same obligations as Canadian producers. The declarations requirement will help accommodate U.S. grain by ensuring reliable information on seed registration is provided.