Government Services

TIC Council

Government Services

The Government Services Committee provides liaison between TIC Council and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and World Customs Organisation (WCO) over the provision of the Preshipment Inspection services provided under government mandate by TIC Council members to certain national governments.

TIC Council maintains a List of Programmes subject to these agreements.

TIC Council Members providing these services are bound to follow the Code of Practice IFIA 1001 Preshipment Inspection Mandated by Governments. Their conformity with this Code of Practice is confirmed through implementation of the Preshipment Inspection Certification Programme Rules.  The membership of TIC Council member companies active in pre shipment certification of the Pre Shipment Inspection Sub Committee is governed by the PSI Certification Programme Sub Committee Rules.

The Government Services Committee has also adopted a Code of Practice in relation to Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA), which is designed to provide confidence to Governments and consumers that TIC Council Members implementing CBCA programmes comply with a recognised industry code and are subject to annual audit to ensure such compliance. For a list of TIC Council members who have submitted audited returns under the IFIA CBCA Code of Practice please click here.

TIC Council maintains a List of Countries with programmes operated by Members of TIC Council under the TIC Council CBCA Code of Practice. 

TIC Council has also published the following TIC Council CBCA Guidance Paper which outlines how CBCA contributes to trade facilitation and consumer production and CBCA best practices. To view the paper please click here

For the IFIA Government Services Committee – Definition of Services please click here.


Member companies:

AmSpec, Baltic Control, Bureau Veritas, Cerins, Certispec, China Leon Inspection, Control Union, Cotecna, CWM International, Integrated Inspection & Surveying, International Marine Experts, Intertek, ISQ, OMIC, Rochem Inspectors, SGS, TÜV NORD, TÜV Rheinland.


Samuel Hill, Certification and Project Manager - contact address: shill[A] 

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