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Government Inspections & International Trade

Export with confidence, with our Consignment Based Conformity Assessment Services

Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVOC)

As a reliable conformity assessment body, TUV Rheinland works as a gateway for global trade. We help governments fulfil national & international requirements and exporters navigate through complex regulatory frameworks.The outcome is a smooth customs clearance process for importers and exporters alike by issuing a Certificate of Conformity (COC | COI | COR).

Commercial Inspection.

International trade is a mainstay for most companies in today’s economy. This involves in many occasions long distance agreements. Those may raise possible uncertainties when business agreements are being concluded. Therefore, traders (buyers, sellers, manufacturers) often demand for a third party inspection in terms of quantity, quality, condition or price to mitigate possible risks or non-fulfillment of contractual agreements. Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, where travels are limited whilst international trade continues, “Commercial Inspections” can be a solution to bring about a piece-of-mind for international business activities, as well.

TÜV Rheinland is your reliable partner to achieve this confidence on your transacted goods.

The service “Commercial Inspections” can be conducted in connection with a Letter of Credit (LOC) or be based on industry / bespoke requirements to bring about the certainty, a buyer or seller may need. We offer the following services:

  • Delivery and completeness verification
  • Quantity verification
  • Condition check of consignment and its goods
  • Loading and off-loading supervision
  • Letter of Credit (LOC) inspections
  • Industry specific / bespoke inspection requirements

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Why is TÜV Rheinland your reliable partner - Brand & trust

Our test and inspection reports are internationally recognized, thanks to our accreditations (e.g. according ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17020) and memberships (FOSFA, GAFTA and TIC Council, the former IFIA - ‘International Federation of Inspection Agencies’).

Local service delivery

Localization and support around the world, with more than 500 locations in almost 70 countries.

Speed & cost

Our one-stop service with test and document preparation saves your time and money.

Brand & trust

Our test and inspection reports are internationally recognized, thanks to our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations (test reports), ISO/IEC 17020 accreditations (inspection) and IFIA, FOSFA and GAFTA memberships.

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.

Corona pandemic | Information for Customers of TÜV Rheinland Market Access Services.

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TÜV Rheinland Remote Inspections will enable your global market access

Even in the current situation, our primary goal is to be your reliable partner for inspections and audits in terms of governmental programs. Currently, we are continuously working to prevent negative effects on your status and your business in this challenging time.

That means, in principle, we carry out all inspections within the required regulations and originally agreed planning. Unless there are circumstances that require an exception to this basic rule.

We, as your independent third party, are making our expertise available remotely.

Deployment of Remote Inspections and Audits

Our remote services for pre-shipment inspection and audits will ensure that imports comply with their national regulations. Thus, Conformity Assessments for equipment, components and relevant documentation conform to contractual requirements and are achievable for you – even in these challenging times. Your advantage is that no on-site inspection is required in case of Corona Pandemic related circumstances.

This technology-driven approach leads to an improvement of the customer’s interaction as well as the service providing itself. Reduction of travel and time efforts will increase the efficiency of the inspections.

Remote inspections procedures can be applied for most of the generic inspections and audits. Our team works on specific parts of the inspection and audit program with your employees via standard tools as Skype, Webex or Zoom.

Our promise!

Our extensive experience gained in global supply chain projects make us your strong partner. Let us tackle and overcome this difficult period together. We assure you, that we will remain also in future your reliable partner for inspections and audits to enable your global success.

Topic Test Marks and Certification

For safe and high-quality products, we offer internationally recognized certifications and test marks as well as entries in our Certipedia certificate database that show exactly what was certified and tested.

You can find more information here .

Topic Regulations and Standards Updates

On our Regulations and Standards Updates page you can download an overview of the latest updates to international norms and rules.


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