Pre-shipment inspection services are designed to protect the interests of buyers in their international purchasing programmes. Intervention is an essential part of an international transaction where documented proof of quality and quantity are required by the payment terms.
Due to our network, which covers the main key trading centres of the world, we offer an unrivalled standard of service. Our specialists are dedicated to providing independent quality and quantity control for our clients. This service starts at the production stage - or even earlier - and continues through to the final checks prior to shipment.
A typical service portfolio may include the following scope of work services at producers’ premises or loading location:
- Verification of raw or semi-manufactured materials
- Sampling and analysis
- Staged production inspection
- Quantity determination
- Labelling and documentation control
- In-house test witnessing
- Finished product inspection
- Packing and marking inspection
- Supervision of stuffing into containers
- Photographic reports
- Certification of quality, quantity & condition
By inserting an inspection clause into a letter of credit that nominates CIS Commodity Inspection Services, a client can make payment subject to provision of a satisfactory inspection certificate and thereby reduce the risks involved with international purchases.