Government Inspections and International Trade, Your Gateway for Global Trade

In today’s world of trade, success is triggered by the ability to offer the right products at the right time complying with the exact requirements. 

With increasing globalization, the risk of products and materials not being delivered on time and/or lacking the quality agreed upon grows. At the same time business partners in different parts of the world have the common need for a guarantee that ordered components, materials and equipment align with given specifications.

As a result, governments implement Pre-Shipment Inspection programmes and PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) Programmes to ensure that imports comply with their national regulations. As a reliable conformity assessment body, TÜV Rheinland works as a gateway for global trade by helping governments fulfil national & International requirements and traders to navigate the complex regulatory requirements as well as achieve a smooth customs clearance process in global trade.

On the other hand, for many companies, international trade is a mainstay. Traders (buyers, seller or manufacturers) often demand the goods to be inspected in terms of quantity, quality or price in order to mitigate any risk or none fulfilment of the contractual agreement. TÜV Rheinland is a reliable partner in today's globalized world of trade to achieve confidence in your transacted goods. A commercial inspection is a service in the global trade that serves the smooth movement of goods. Our Commercial inspections service can be conducted in connection with a letter of credit or any industry-relevant requirement to ensure that the supplies from the exporting countries are according to traders requirements.

TÜV Rheinland provides a report after the inspection. The inspection report is usually a prerequisite for triggering the payment received from the customer in addition to other documents. As an independent third-party we offer following services through an inspection prior to shipment and/after loading:

  • Investigation of the delivery for completeness
  • Proper packaging
  • Visual inspection of the condition of the goods
  • Loading and offloading supervision
  • Tailor-made inspection requirements

Why TÜV Rheinland is your reliable Global Partner?
  • Local service delivery: Localization and support around the world, with more than 500 locations around 69 countries. All certification prior shipment can be issued all of our locations.
  • Speed & costOur one-stop service with one test and one-time document preparation save your time and money.
  • Brand & trust: Our test and inspection reports are recognized internationally.
  • Access more markets: Our global service network facilitates greater global market access.
  • Facilitation of trade: Jump over language barriers by taking advantage of our multi-national teams.

Our Conformity Assessment Services:
  • Algeria: Certificate of Inspection (COI)
  • Botswana: Certificate of Conformity (COC)
  • Egypt: Certificate of Inspection (COI)
  • Ethiopia: Certificate of Conformity (COC)
  • Iraq: Certificate of Registration (COR)
  • Kuwait: Technical Inspection Report (TIR)
  • Saudi Arabia: Certificate of Conformity (COC) according to SASO and SFDA programs regulations
  • Libya: Certificate of Inspection (COI)
  • Morocco: Certificate of Conformity (COC)
  • Uganda: Certificate of Conformity (COC)
  • Worldwide: Customized Commercial Inspections
​​Certificate of Conformity (COC) Issuance Process.
CoC Issuance Process  

As a global Conformity Assessment Body, TÜV Rheinland works as a gateway to facilitate global trade worth trillions of USD US dollars annually, by helping governments fulfill national and international product regulations, and traders to navigate complex regulatory requirements. Watch our video to learn how do we make this happen.

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