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MAS Government Inspections and International Trade

Government Inspections and International 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. 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.

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Pre-Export Verification of Conformity.

As a result, governments implement PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) Programmes to ensure that imports comply with their national regulations. Those programmes are also known as CBCA (Consignment Bases Conformity Assessments) schemes. 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.

Commercial Inspection.

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 the reliable partner in today's globalized world of trade to achieve confidence on your transacted goods. 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


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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.
  • Speed & cost: Our one-stop service with one test and one-time document preparation saves 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.

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

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.


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