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What is a Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) process?

A Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) is a systematic third-party verification of conformance of products selected at random from all batches of your order, and conducted when the goods are under packing and pre-shipment process. By this mean you will have an effective tool to make decisions and obtain evidence to take actions before your production is finished or before your order is packed.

The usual procedure to process this service is the International Standard ISO 2859-1 statistical sampling procedure and VSS Quality Management System procedures.  At the end of the inspection, our Technical Department processes the collected information and issues the respective certificate and final report.

What to look for?

Verification Ship Service – VSS Quality Management System procedure VSS-PRO-PSI-001 requires to conduct an appropriate sampling process to select which product will be examined, tested and verified to look for non-compliance, and they are check against our customer´s quality requirement or standards as well. Legal requirements that are applicable depending on the destination market are verified during the inspection process.

Training of our inspectors

Our staff of worldwide inspectors are trained on different industries disciplines: food, softlines, hardlines, to bring our customers reliable quality control services and to add value to their supply chain. Final Report delivered to our customers ensures an efficient checking of goods and packing, controlling the quality and consistency of goods, verification of documentation, packing list, compliance with standards of the destination countries, among other requirements that could be applicable.

Verification Ship Service – VSS provides pre-shipment inspection (PSI) programs in the ports of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. VSS PSI service maximizes the reduction of incidence of illegal imports by an efficient inspection process before dispatching. We make a difference regarding individual who perform the service without an implementation of standardized procedures. We offer competitive tariff for this PSI Program.