Madeinindonesia.com provides potential buyers with a set of quality services including pre-shipment inspection. Still, there are questions regarding how this pre-shipment inspection is applied. The followings are some questions with answers that will provide clearer explanation on pre-shipment inspection.
Can buyer use SGS services for orders below 10,000 USD?
Yes, SGS provides dozens of verification, inspection, production monitoring and product quality standardization services in multiple product categories. You can customize the service for large orders. Please visit SGS SERVICES PAGE for further information and drop a message with order number and an SGS representative will get back to you.
What is pre-shipment inspection? How does it work?
The pre-shipment inspection (PSI) is one of many types of quality control inspections conducted by our independent partner company, SGS Indonesia. It is an important step in the quality control process and is the method for checking the quality of goods before they are shipped.
Pre-shipment inspection ensures that production complies with specifications of the buyer and/or the terms of a purchase order or letter of credit. This inspection is conducted on finished products when at least 80% of the order has been packed for shipping. This inspection is done according to standard Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL) specs for the product or based upon customer requirements. Samples are selected and inspected for defects at random, according to these standards and procedures.
What is the purpose of PSI?
Pre-shipment inspection (or psi- inspections) ensures that production complies with specifications of the buyer and/or the terms of a purchase order or letter of credit. This inspection is conducted on finished products when at least 80% of the order has been packed for shipping. This inspection is done according to standard Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL) specs for the product.
What are the benefits of pre-shipment inspection?
The PSI can diminish risks inherent to Internet commerce like phishing and fraud. PSI services can help buyers to understand the product’s quality and quantity before receiving the goods. It can significantly reduce the potential risk of delivery delay or/and fix or redo products.
If you’re looking to add a quality assurance service like pre shipment inspection in Indonesia or another location, contact us to learn more.
When are PSI inspections required?
With global development, international buyers will continue to face significant impediments to growth in world markets. Differing national standards and requirements, increases in fraudulent trade conduct are some of the obstacles that distort the trade equation. A solution with minimum cost and delay needs to be found. The most effective method is Pre-Shipment Inspection.
Which countries require pre-shipment inspection?
More and more developing countries are ready to enter the global supply chain aggressively, integrating into the world economy, and further developing and adding to globalization. The surge in imports from developing countries with its increasingly burdensome workload for customs, result in efforts by some suppliers or factories to take illegal advantages of customs’ difficulties. Thus, importers and governments all need Pre-Shipment Inspection to verify the quality and quantity of products.
What is the standard pre-shipment inspection procedure?
- Visit suppliers with the necessary equipment and instruments
- Sign compliance documents before PSI inspection services are performed
- Perform quantity verification
- Conduct final random inspection
- Package, label, tag, instruction checking
- Workmanship checking and function test
- Size, weight measurement
- Carton drop testing
- Bar code testing
- Sealing of carton
Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate
Buyers can contact a qualified pre-shipment inspection company to look for help. Before signing the contract, buyers need to confirm if the company meets the requirements, e.g. having enough full time inspectors in the inspection site. The inspection company can then issue the legal certificate.