Pre-Shipment Inspection

Some of the following countries only require inspection if the invoice is over a certain value or only on certain types of products. Consult with the company listed below that has contracted with the government of the country for pre-shipment inspections. Phone numbers and websites are listed for inspection companies. This update does not include countries serviced by Control Union Inspection, Inc.

Angola – Societe Generale Surveillance, Bureau Veritas
Bangladesh – Bureau Veritas, Intertek Testing
Benin – Bureau Veritas
Bolivia – Societe Generale Surveillance
Burkina Faso – Societe Generale Surveillance
Burundi – Societe Generale Surveillance
Cambodia – Societe Generale Surveillance
Cameroon – Societe Generale Surveillance
Central African Republic – Societe Generale Surveillance
Comoros – Cotecna
Congo (Democratic Republic) – Bureau Veritas, Societe Generale Surveillance
Cote d’Ivoire – Bureau Veritas, Cotecna
Ecuador – Cotecna, Intertek Testing, Societe Generale Surveillance
Ethiopia – Societe Generale Surveillance
Ghana – Bureau Veritas, Cotecna
Guinea – Societe Generale Surveillance
India – Societe Generale Surveillance, Bureau Veritas
India (Secondary Steel) – Societe Generale Surveillance, Bureau Veritas
Indonesia (Waste and Used Equipment) – Societe Generale Surveillance
Iran – Bureau Veritas, Intertek Testing
Iran (Voluntary Trade Facilitation Program) – Bureau Veritas
Kenya – Cotecna, Bureau Veritas, Intertek Testing
Kuwait – Intertek Testing
Liberia – Bureau Veritas
Madagascar – Bureau Veritas, Societe Generale Surveillance
Malawi – Societe Generale Surveillance
Mali – Societe Generale Surveillance
Mexico – Bureau Veritas, Intertek Testing, Societe Generale Surveillance
Moldova – Societe Generale Surveillance
Mauritania – Societe Generale Surveillance
Mozambique – Intertek Testing
Niger – Cotecna
Nigeria – Intertek Testing, Cotecna, Societe Generale Surveillance
Peru – Bureau Veritas, Cotecna, Societe Generale Surveillance
Russia (GOST Certification Services) – Bureau Veritas
Rwanda – Intertek Testing
Saudi Arabia – Intertek Testing
Senegal – Cotecna
Sierra Leone – Bureau Veritas
Tanzania – Cotecna
Togo – Cotecna
Uzbekistan – Intertek Testing, Societe Generale Surveillance
Venezuela – Intertek Testing, Societe Generale Surveillance
Zanzibar – Societe Generale Surveillance

Inspection Companies

Bureau Veritas – 888.357.7020
Cotecna – 713.842.4660
Societe Generale Surveillance (SGS)  –  201.508.3000
Intertek Testing Service – 800.967.5352
Control Union Inspection Inc. – 713.395.4059