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What is Pre-Shipment Inspection

In international trade transactions, one of the biggest challenge for the importers is to make sure that the quality of the goods shipped are in conformity with the qualifications stated on the sales contract. With the supply chain network spread across borders, the risks faced by manufacturers and importers too increases with globalization. To ease things up, it is required by the companies to ensure that the quality and quantity of goods received by the end user is consistent with specifications, especially in the case of overseas suppliers.Therefore, it has become a practice for almost every company around the globe to employ private organizations to check shipment details, in accordance with the standards such as price, quantity and quality of goods ordered overseas prior shipment of them.

What is Pre-Shipment Inspection /Third Party Inspection

Pre-shipment inspection (PSI) is a systematic process which involves Inspection /Third Party Inspection of goods, invoices and other documentation to enable proper identification prior shipment to help organizations around the world to safeguard their import revenues, facilitate trade and minimize the risk of illegal imports. This service carried out for governments combines confirmation of the buyer's specifications, and quantity and value controls of imports/exports.

Pre-Shipment Inspections often are a most effective Inspection /Third Party Inspection that confirms the whole shipment's quality level which normally requires the production to be 100% complete and at least 80% of goods to be packed into cartons. In this Inspection /Third Party Inspection process random units are chosen from all batches of your order and are inspected to verify whether the goods dispatched are in conformity with buyer's specifications or not. These Inspection /Third Party Inspection s help manufacturers to ensure the quality of their goods and protect importers from the risks of international trade.

The main goal of conducting a Pre-shipment inspection is to ensure;

  • Quality
  • Quantity
  • Packing &Cost cataloging
  • On-Site Tests for Import entitlement
  • Workmanship based on Product Specification
  • Meeting Client Special Requirement
  • Marking & Labeling
  • Evaluation of market price for customs purposes

At TRAIBCERT, we understand that, each product is different by its nature and has a possibility of wide variety of defects that can occur. Keeping this in mind, we tailor our Inspection /Third Party Inspection process based on each product’s style, function, specifications & other important information and implement it in compliance with WTO (World Trade Organization) requirements on behalf of Customs authorities.