Date Added: Nov 2010
Pre-shipment inspection is usually undertaken by customs administrations and standards bureaus to address security, smuggling, tax evasion and counterfeit goods challenges of imports. The process has predominantly been undertaken using manual based methods which have had considerable shortcomings. Manual methods of inspection at source and manual tracking are subject to abuse and often results in failure of detecting illegal consignments. Use of modern methods of verification and subsequent tracking has become necessary in order to adequately deal with the challenges experienced by governments.