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.

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

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

For the IFIA CBCA Guidance Document on the provision of CBCA services please click here

Member companies:

Baltic Control Ltd, Bureau Veritas, Control Union, Control Union International, Cotecna Inspection SA, Intertek Group, OMIC, SGS, TÜV NORD, TÜV Rheinland AG

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

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