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  • Pre-shipment Inspection

  • PSI is a physical inspection of goods, requested by the government of the importing country, prior to the shipment of the goods.

    Cotecna’s PSI services cover:

    • verifying the quality and quantity of imports
    • verifying the accuracy of tariff codes classification
    • assisting Customs with collecting the correct amount of duties & taxes
    • providing Customs with an independent opinion of the dutiable value for customs purposes
    • computing the correct duties and taxes payable
    • providing Customs with an up-to-date price database and statistics related to trade and customs revenue

    Overall, PSI helps to: detect over-invoicing to prevent unjustified transfer of foreign exchange abroad; determine the classification and valuation of goods; and ensure the correct collection of import duties and taxes by Customs authorities.