Coarse Grains

Maize

STC imports significant quantities of maize (for popcorn) under Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) based on specific requests received from actual users from time to time.

Typical Specifications for Fair Average Quality of Imported Maize:
S.No Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
1 Foreign matter 1
2 Other Food grains 2
3 Damaged Grains 1.5
4 Slightly damaged, Discolored and touchy grains 4.5
5 Shriveled and immature grains 3
6 Weevilled grains 1
7 Moisture content 14

STC also exports maize.

Typical Specifications for Export of Indian Yellow Maize:
S.No Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
1 Foreign Matter 3.00% 
2 Weevil - led seeds 2.00%
3 Moisture 14.00%
4 Damaged Otherwise 6.00%
5 Discoloured / Immature Seeds 3.00%
6 Broken Seeds 3.00%
7 Admixture 2.00%
8 Aflatoxin 50 PPB
9 Free from live weevils