Pre-Shipment Inspection


A pre-shipment inspection is a systematic inspection, a step taken by trade operators to inspect freshly manufactured products and check them before they are shipped for export or import.

The main reasons for performing a pre-shipment inspection are as follows.

  1. Pre-shipment inspection checks the quality and the quantity of the merchandise whether it is up to the mark.
  2. Pre-shipment inspection checks for minor and major defects in the merchandise.
  3. The pre-shipment inspection makes sure that the merchandise is in accordance with the destination market.

Officially, the Pre-shipment inspections were first established as an agreement for improving the international trade standards under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

The guiding principles for a pre-shipment investigation that were included in the “Agreement on Pre-Shipment Inspection” are as below:

  • Non-discrimination
  • Transparency
  • Protection of confidential business information
  • Avoidance of delays
  • The price must be verifiable based on similar or same goods from the country in which products are being exported to, in which the exporter has the opportunity to explain the price charged.
  • Appeals methods are to be established by the inspection agencies, the findings are to be made available to other exporters.


The modern-day market, along with good opportunities also comes with real risks. Especially when the supplier you are dealing with is overseas, it is very important to ensure that the claimed specifications are indeed there. So you can reduce the risk of improperly filled orders by taking the necessary steps.

  • A pre-shipment inspection ensures that your order was filled successfully, prior to its dispatch.
  • Pre-shipment inspection verifies the quality at the source so that you don’t pay for defective goods.
  • Pre-shipment inspection assures that the supplier satisfies all agreed specifications
  • Pre-shipment inspection mitigates costly import risks.
  • A pre-shipment inspection ensures no returns and protects the brand’s image


CDG’s highly trained product inspectors will use the internationally recognized statistical sampling procedure ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) to select product lots for pre-shipment inspection and check them against your quality requirements or the standards of your destination market. This complete inspection covers such criteria as product durability, functionality, performance, overall appearance, and dimensions. CDG performs pre-shipment inspection when the production is at least 80% complete. This is the last chance you have to take corrective measures before the product is shipped.

Our product inspectors receive regular training in various relevant fields of specialization. Combined effect due to many mutable checklists and their expertise for all kinds of products, ensures reliable and dynamic quality check that helps you secure your supply chain.


  1. Fill the form “Get a quote” there, and we will get back to you as soon as possible with relevant information.
  2. For any queries, you can drop an email or call us, details of which are available in the contact tab on our website.
  3. We will schedule a pre-shipment inspection as per your requirements.

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