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Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI)

In recent years, the rising demand for consumer products in developed countries has forced importers to seek suppliers in developing countries. As more developing countries enter the global supply chain, importers have to adopt effective quality control measures to avoid low-quality products from insidious suppliers and manufacturers. Quality control is crucial for you to avoid losses and reputational damage due to defective products. Exporters and manufacturers also need quality control to comply with regulations set by government agencies and avoid legal issues. The most important step in the quality control process is pre-shipment inspection (PSI).

What it Pre-shipment Inspection?

Pre-shipment inspection is a step taken by buyers, suppliers, agencies, and other trade operators to ascertain the conformity of newly manufactured products before shipping for export or import. It is a systematic procedure for determining whether the manufactured goods for export or import meet the requirements in regards to the quantity, quality standards, specifications, and regulations. All pre-shipment inspections must adhere to internationally recognized ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) statistical sampling procedure. Comprehensive inspections are conducted before the products are shipped to clients focusing on functionality, performance, durability, appearance, dimension, and so on. During pre-shipment inspections, the inspectors use the AQL sample size selected randomly from all batches in the order.  

The quality control inspector compiles a comprehensive inspection report and issues pre-shipment inspection certificates based on the findings of the assessment of each criterion. Inspection reports visualize and explain the quality control process while inspection certificates verify whether the batches of products inspected conform to the specifications in the sale contract with a pass or fail. In most countries, local custom departments require pre-shipment inspection certificates to allow entry of imported goods as a measure to protect the health and safety of consumers. Whether you are exporting or importing, pre-shipment inspections offer a wide range of benefits and should be prioritized.

What are the Benefits of Pre Shipment Inspections?

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.” Jeff Bezos (CEO, and president of Amazon)


When working with overseas suppliers, you should take the necessary precautions to mitigate risks. Pre-shipment inspections ensure your order is filled properly according to acceptable quality level and agreed-upon quantity and specifications. The benefits of pre-shipment inspections include:

  • Avoid the hassle. The pre-shipment inspection eliminates the stress of last-minute inspections.

  • Avoid costly reworks. Manufacturers conduct pre-shipment inspections after 80% of production is completed. It can help you avoid costly reworks and delays.

  • Regulatory compliance. Pre-shipment inspection can help you get inspection certificates and reports for your shipment and avoid regulatory issues and costly fines.

  • Protect your reputation. With PSI, you will deliver high-quality products to your clients consistently and protect your reputation and brand image.

  • Avoid losses. You can conduct PSI early and reject shipments with low-quality products.

  • Avoid A pre-shipment inspection report that accompanies the shipment and reduces the risk of loss or misplacement.

  • Quality assurance. PSI gives you the assurance to receive or proceed with the delivery.

Pre-shipment inspections are an effective way to safeguard your business interests. To enjoy all the benefits of pre-shipment inspection, you can hire an independent third party with expertise in quality control to undertake product inspection. This will guarantee the legitimacy of the inspections.

Why Pre-shipment Inspection Is Important?

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person.” Jeff Bezos (CEO, and president of Amazon)


Preshipment inspection maintains your brand image in front of the regulators and definitely, your clients.

PSI inspection helps you in avoiding supply-chain bottlenecks, fines due to regulatory violations and importantly, unsatisfied customers.

Since the regulatory requirements around the world change vary from region to region, it can get difficult for an organization to keep track of the latest regulations regarding the shipment of their products. Meanwhile, a pre-shipment inspection can greatly help in keeping your shipment in line with the latest regulations.

Here are a few ways pre-shipment inspection greatly benefits your business:

  • It helps you avoid any last minute hassles

  • Helps in avoiding expensive reworks and last-minute delays

  • Helps in avoiding fines by fulfilling all regulatory requirements

  • Helps in maintaining your brand image by ensuring the delivery of high-quality products to your clients

  • PSI inspection avoid misrouting/misplacement of your products


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