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Our aim is to help our clients digest and understand the consequences of not adhering to the regulations of the importing countries. We provide a pre-shipment inspection audit / consultation where we discuss, the proposed products route and the importing destinations' regulations. This service is intended to reduce the likelihood of pre-export inspection rejection as mentioned above.

We provide an initial consultation and if required a Pre-Inspection Audit (PSA) before the inspection in the country of export, to establishing the nature and quality of the goods being exported to its destination. 

Each country has their own requirements; as an example, what is acceptable in Uganda may not be in Kenya or Nigeria. If an inspection is not carried prior to and export the receiving country are within their rights to either send the goods back, at considerable cost to the shipper, confiscate the items.

SONCAP: KEBS INSPECTION: Tanzania PVoC: Kuwait VMT Auditing: Container Witnessed Loading: Import Inspection are just a few of the areas we cover.


Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI) programmes are to ensure that goods imported comply with regulations set by the government of the importing country; these are reviewed and changed regularly. 

The aim of the programme is to reduce the loss of revenue from imports; limit the importation of substandard goods entering the country; sent by unscrupulous traders; and to maintain the safety standards and performance requirements of the importing country or region. 

Because, the regulations are frequently updated, the updates are not always fully understood or the same as the UK, which can result in severe personal injury or damage to property.

Working with our partners, who could issue certificates of conformity on a range of factors for example, collecting samples for testing, and produce impartial test reports for products and that they meet the importing countries standards aiming for smoother customs clearance. 

PSI programmes aims to maximise the duty collected by governments and by undertaking duty assessment in the country of export, importers have reduced opportunity to pressurise customs to assign lower rates.

Compliance with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Customs Valuation is now mandatory for all members. Without a PSI, countries introducing the agreement experience a reduction in revenue. 

Our partner's aim is to ensure that the agreement is implemented as required by the WTO, in a way that preserves the collection of revenue.

Failure of importers to comply with the import country's procedures can cause considerable delay or in some cases lead to confiscation of goods. A certificate of conformity ensures fast customs clearance, by undertaking the necessary physical and documentary inspections before the consignment is dispatched.


AQL can be defined as a “quality level that’s worst tolerance in standard ISO 2859-1, it’s a statistical tool to inspect a particular sample size for a given production run and set the maximum number of acceptable defects allowed.

In order words, it is the worst tolerable process average when a continuing series of lots is submitted for acceptance sampling. 

There are normally three limits chosen, one for critical, major, and minor. Usually, each of these three limits is different for each category, and most Asia exporters are familiar with the type of setting,