While much can be done to cover trade risk through insurance and applying the appropriate payment method, some times you may well feel that an extra personal audit is undertaken before shipment (and certainly before you make a payment). SGS will carry out in situ checks for you – and you can make payment subject to a satisfactory report.

SGS IN BRIEF - Wherever you are in the world, in whatever industry, you can rely on SGS' international teams of experts to provide specialized solutions to make your business faster, simpler and more efficient. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS' core services can be divided into four categories:

  • Inspection: SGS' comprehensive range of world-leading inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transhipment, help you to control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets
  • Testing: SGS' global network of testing facilities, staffed by knowledgeable and experienced personnel, enable you to reduce risks, shorten time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of your products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards
  • Certification: SGS enables you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards, through certification
  • Verification: SGS ensures that products and services comply with global standards and local regulations. Combining global coverage with local knowledge, unrivalled experience and expertise in virtually every industry, SGS covers the entire supply chain from raw materials to final consumption.