Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)

A Pre-Shipment Inspection is a final inspection before shipment. It assesses the quality of products before they are loaded into the container.

What is a Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)?

A Pre-Shipment Inspection reduces all kinds of risks for importers and is performed when approximately 80% to 100% of the total order has been produced and at least 80% of that has been packaged.

The purpose of a final inspection before shipment

Thus, importers need to check the quality of each order before it is shipped to its destination. Therefore, the purpose of a final inspection before shipment is:

  • Control of quality and quantity of products 
  • Minimizing risks and possible defects
  • Meeting deadlines and maintaining the reputation

When to outsource a Pre-Shipment Inspection?

A pre-shipment final inspection allows you to take remedial measures before the products are loaded and shipped and the production process is complete. This minimizes your risks and avoids downside risks.

Proper implementation of a PSI requires a lot of knowledge, time, and energy. Time that many companies/importers cannot spare. That is why they have their Pre-Shipment Inspections performed by an external quality control company.

Benefits final inspection before shipment

A pre-shipment inspection ensures that the quality of each order is and remains as desired. This inspection reduces the risk of defective products and ensures that the right products are loaded into the shipping container. We list the benefits of a final pre-shipment inspection for you:

  • Protects the quality of products
  • Prevents delays and missed deadlines
  • Proper compliance with international regulations and quality standards
  • Protects brand image and reputation of the company
  • Ensures consistent customer satisfaction

Other quality inspections

Quality Control has a wide network in the world’s leading manufacturing countries. We, therefore, offer various other quality inspections in China, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, and Turkey in addition to Pre-Shipment Inspections. Find out more about the rest of our specializations here: