The Grain Growers of Canada and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers are pleased to see the details released last week on Environment Canada’s temporary import standards for “Tier 4 flexibility” diesel engines. The approval by Cabinet of new temporary standards to fill a gap in regulations resulting from those set to expire on November 29th of this year, prevented a situation which would have disrupted the importation of combines into Canada during a critical time of year for equipment delivery.  Richard Phillips, Executive Director of GGC, explains.

Phillips says now the equipment will be delivered to farmers on time.

Environment Canada has been working with industry stakeholders to ensure that the regulations are consistent with those of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Phillips says the Grain Growers of Canada are appreciative of the government willing to listen to them and act quickly to fix the issue.