SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance SA is short, translated as “SGS. ” It was founded in 1887, is the world’s largest and oldest non-governmental third party quality control and technical appraisal of the multinational corporations. Headquartered in Geneva, the world no 251 branches, 256 specialized laboratories and 27 000 professional and technical personnel in 142 countries product quality inspection, monitoring and assurance activities.
The company claims the world’s 23 countries (mainly developing countries) of the Government to implement SGS inspection include: Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia.
Those based on SGS’s impartiality, scientific, and technical capabilities of the full authority of the trust, entrust the implementation of SGS on imported goods, “a comprehensive regulatory scheme before shipment” (English is the Comprehensive Import Super-vision Scheme, referred to CISS), namely trade development, and inhibit the illegal import and export activities.
SGS cargo customs operation is authorized by the importing country customs authorities of the Government or the Government signed an agreement with SGS, the SGS-exporting countries in the handling of goods prior to shipment inspection, the approved duty-paid price (or settlement price), tariff classification (in the importing States with the premise of HS system), the implementation of import control requirements (such as whether to apply for import license in advance, etc. , previously the Customs by the importer after the goods arrive at the importing country’s import customs inspection work performed, SGS confirmed by the real , reasonably, the report issued by notary, or “clean report” (Clean Report of Finding, referred to as CRF), as imports of goods must be declared to the Customs after the documents for examination, the importing country harbor has enabled simplify or exempt customs clearance multi-channel procedures, after the release of direct taxation, not only to speed up the clearance (generally not re-examination), then close the control.
Instead, the issue of “non-cash report” (Non-Ne-gotiable Report of Findings), so that even if the goods delivered to the port of destination, not the importing country customs clearance, the exporter can not settlement. SGS Customs operations generally include the following: 1, inspection (inspection) specification of goods, the number (weight) and packaging.
Include physical goods testing, chemical analysis and visual inspection, the number (weight) in accordance with customary methods of international trade identification; packaging requires the goods arrived in the port of destination to the consignee in good condition the hands. On pharmaceuticals and chemicals, etc. to search validity. 2, bulk cargo load monitoring requirements.
One is to ensure the cargo is after SGS inspection (inspection) with, and the second is to ensure that the goods under the contract completely, firmly attached to the designated transportation ship. The requirements of container cargo facilities to monitor and seal packing operation. 3, the approved price. The review of the transaction price, which is the most important part of the implementation of CISS is to attract one of the reasons many countries, to prevent importers of low-cost high-reported, to avoid capital flight, or to prevent high-reporting, Toutaoguanshui.
SGS collection of computer networks, storage of various channels Trade, and requested a breakdown of prices of exporters, such as the ex-factory price, product packaging costs, storage, freight transport terminals, shipping charges, shipping or air freight, commission and commercially accept the additional fees in order to export prices with the prices of goods or local consumer prices compared to verify the total price of the seller and the final commercial invoice price factor is consistent with the origin of goods suppliers in the normal export price, duty-paid price and importing countries to ensure foreign exchange expenditure is reasonable. 4, Customs tariff classification.
Audit importers import license in the reported tariff and the existing provisions of the Customs Tariff are consistent with or based on physical inspection could be seen a reasonable tariff and tax rates, to ensure full collection of tariffs and customs statistics accuracy. 5, audit compliance with the importing country imports of foreign trade, customs law, import licensing procedures are necessary to complete and legitimate, in order to effectively stop the illegal immigrant arrival and contraband, control the illegal import of goods. SGS customs processes as follows: 1, the export turnover. Exporters in the normal course of trade to reach export transactions with the mporter, the importer then informed about this transaction to contact the national office of SGS, please notify the exporter required to SGS-CSTC inspection. SGS-CSTC SGS Liaison Office of the importing country received notice of (test number), the fax (mail) to the exporter of a state “SGS Inspection Code” (I. O. NO. ) and SGS-CSTC “ICN” No. blank inspection application form (RFI), informed the exporters to submit documents to arrange for inspection. 2, for inspection. To arrange testing, exporters or customs brokers are required to export goods to fill available 7 days before the test number of the inspection with SGS application form (RFI), together with the following documents by fax (send) away from the inspection site to the nearest SGS- CSTC office.
These documents include the form of invoices, packing list and the form of spare parts inventory, product specification information, samples, letters of credit, manufacturers test report (machinery / equipment), manufacturers of the report (Chemical / Pharmaceutical / Oil / Dye products) Health Certificate (food), plant quarantine certificate (all agricultural products), plant inspection of a single (all iron and steel materials and primary products). Submitted to the SGS-CSTC all the documents have to be marked SGS test number (this number see inspection application form). In the inspection application form should state the details of suppliers, such as contact and telephone number, inspection time and inspection location for SGS-CSTC contact with them to arrange inspection. 3, accept the inspection.
State regulatory requirements by the CISS preshipment inspection, SGS-CSTC not charge any fees to exporters. Exporters have an obligation to be ready to provide the necessary goods (handling) labor and equipment in order to test completed successfully. Exporters, suppliers, or agents if the commission arrangements for inspection, the exporter or the agent obliged to make clear supplier inspection requirements. Required if the goods are not ready or do not have the test conditions, SGS-CSTC to retain the right to suspend testing. Each group of “full import monitoring program (CISS)” Goods have to be under the SGS-CSTC to conduct physical inspection.
SGS-CSTC examiner to control exporters in the form of documents, test specifications of the goods, name, quantity, appearance quality, if necessary, samples are being taken. 4, for the issuance of the report notarized. Export goods to the customs declaration by the ship, the exporter must be ready original bill of lading, invoice and packing list, to apply for issuance of notary SGS report. SGS-CSTC completed the inspection, the exporter shall file the respective country to the final fax (send) to the SGS-CSTC Shanghai Economic Affairs (EAD). All submitted documents to the SGS-CSTC SGS test should indicate the number (this number see the inspection application form).
SGS-CSTC if the test results with the difference between the exporter’s final document or documents are incomplete, SGS together exporters contacted and requested to modify the documents, additional documents or notification SGS Liaison Office of the importing country to obtain confirmation of the importer. 5, the SGS report receiving notary. If the exporter received a letter of credit requirements “in the exporter’s invoice posted SGS safety labels” (Security lable), the exporter can submit a final invoice to the nearest exit SGS-CSTC office, and to receive security label , or require SGS-CSTC mailed to exporters of security labels. Please note that only 1-4 in the completion of the above procedures, SGS-CSTC will issue a security label.
In addition, SGS also requires manufacturers to clearance before phone call of the vessel name, port, shipping alone (S / D) numbers in order to send SGS considers it necessary to retest again. SGS is now the official government bodies in China – State Administration of Commodity cooperation designated by the China State Administration of Commodity Import and Export Commodities Inspection Corporation (CCLS) agent who handled the implementation of CISS from China exporting country before shipment inspection of goods, the approved price and tariff codes, and cleaning agents report issued by SGS. There are currently entitled to issue Liaoning, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Shanghai, Guangdong Import and Export Commodities Inspection Corporation 10.