Pre-shipment inspection

Check the total amount of goods and packing

Pre-shipment inspection can be agreed upon between a buyer, a supplier, and a bank, and it can be used to initiate payment for a letter of credit. Therefore pre-shipment is intended for manufacturing companies, exporting agricultural producers, trading companies, final customers' purchasing offices, food aid organizations, banks and insurance companies.

The quantity audit ensures that outgoing goods meet the requirements of purchase order. Quality audit ensures that the goods are in compliance with technical specification. 

The activity is carried out in accordance with the RINA governance model, which safeguards impartiality and prevents conflict of interest situations.

Service details

In the international trading, clients search the guarantee on the conformity of the ordered goods, suppliers seek the certainty to be paid in a short time and besides the governments safeguard national interests against fraud and import of substandard or prohibited goods. 


Main duties are:

Main documents as reference are:


To ensure a prompt response, RINA has extensive inspection network, both local and international. Thanks to our laboratories, if we are asked, we are able to perform additional check performing analysis of laboratories with reference to chemical and mechanical tests on materials. IT tools allows us to be prompt for each single request for inspection and to coordinate several teams.


Are you able to manage overseas jobs?
Yes we have inspectors in all the countries and project manager dedicated to coordinate the inspections locally.

Manuela Di Marino Sector Manager, Infrastructure International Development

+39 02 52876191

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