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Preshipment Inspection (PSI)

For greater reliability in trade facilitation within Government contracts

Business Challenge

Governments need to ensure that the correct revenues are collected on imports/exports. They need a reliable global partner to help them reach this goal.

Solution

What is PSI? This service carried out for governments combines confirmation of the buyer's specifications, and quantity and value controls of imports/exports. It is done in compliance with WTO (World Trade Organization) requirements. In carrying out preshipment inspection of goods on behalf of Customs authorities, Bureau Veritas helps international trade operators to comply fully with current legislation. This improves their business efficiency and eliminates risk wherever possible. The service also provides government clients with the guarantee they require.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas acts as trade facilitation services provider on five continents and is one of the world's leading providers of import control and inspection services. ISO 9001: 2000 certification Certification of all its activities worldwide confirms that Bureau Veritas closely controls the quality of its services, from design to performance and verification. The Bureau Veritas Group also complies with ISO 17020. Efficiency guaranteed by worldwide presence Bureau Veritas relies on its international network, with a workforce of over 26,000 in 700 offices worldwide. Proven experience Bureau Veritas was founded in 1828. Through its dedicated subsidiary BIVAC International, it has more than 20 years' experience in trade facilitation services performed on behalf of numerous clients. Founding member of IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies) The trade association for inspection agencies and other organizations that provide inspection, testing and certification services internationally. Bureau Veritas complies with the IFIA Compliance Code and PSI Code of Practice.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are all goods subject to inspection?

    No, some goods may be prohibited and others are exempted depending on the destination country (see corresponding datasheet on Web site).

  • What is the minimum value subject to inspection?

    The minimum value is designated by the client country. If goods are covered by several commercial invoices, all issued by the same exporter, arriving by the same means of transportation, consigned to the same importer and having a combined value above the established minimum, they will be subject to Preshipment Inspection.

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