Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)
Improve business efficiency and eliminate risk with pre-shipment inspections
This service carried out for governments’ combine confirmation of the buyer’s specifications and quantity and value controls of imports and exports. It is done in compliance with World Trade Organisation (WTO) requirements.
When carrying out a pre-shipment inspection of goods on behalf of customs authorities, Bureau Veritas helps international trade operators to comply with current legislation. This improves their business efficiency and eliminates risk wherever possible.
PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION PROCEDURE
- A physical inspection of goods is carried out in the country of export pre-shipping, establishing the exact nature of the goods.
- The invoice and other documents are then examined an accurate valuation and customs tariff code, are assigned. These are used together with the client country's published duty rates, to calculate the correct and payable duties and taxes.
- A Bureau Veritas pre-shipment inspection certificate is then issued to the importer.
- The collected duty is compared with the Bureau Veritas pre-shipment inspection certificates, and any shortages can be investigated and corrected.
PIONEERS SINCE 1984
Bureau Veritas has provided Pre-shipment Inspection services for more than 30 years and is one of the founders of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).
import / export revenues
of buyer specifications
integration in Customs processes