Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) are all activities relating to the verification of the quality, the quantity, the price: including currency exchange rate and financial terms, Customs valuation and classification of goods to be exported to the territory of the User Government. PSI is a part of supply chain management and an important and reliable quality control method for checking quality of the goods when clients buy from the suppliers and vendors.
IRICO provides PSI services as part of governmental requirements for trade of goods. Governments have implemented rules and regulations for pre-shipment inspection to ensure that imported goods comply with predefined specifications which will assure gaining of duty and tax revenues, having control on foreign exchange and avoiding importation of non-standard and prohibited goods. IRICO inspectors carry out technical and visual inspections for foreign orders to be fully checked against purchase order. Some goods are obligatorily stated by Iranian government to meet the export/import terms and codes under mandatory standards, which IRICO would be a solution prior to shipping, to verify the origin of the goods.
IRICO will be your eye at the time of purchase or shipment. A PSI activity consists of:
• Quantity, Packing and Marking check,
• Quality Control,
• Document Review, Invoice check, Packing List Accommodation, Test Reports Validation and etc.
Inspection Certificate (IC) & Verification Of Conformity (VOC): In case results of the PSI process is satisfying, then a certificate is issued by IRICO confirming compliance of the goods with relevant standards and requirements. The IRICO inspection certificate allows import (or export) party to assure its quality and reliability for the buyer.
At higher level, PSI services are combined with controlling of delivery and production dates to ensure the goods reach in end user’s hand well in time. This is called expediting.
Price Verification: In some cases all shipping documents and the invoice must be carefully reviewed, and the accurate value and relevant customs tariff code are assigned to the goods subject to PSI. Such process is referred to as price verification.