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Our global network of experts look at all aspects of trade activity to assess the associated risks, offering impartial, objective advice and assistance.

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Trade services from SGS: because trade is built on trust.

SGS has historically served traders since its inception. For both trading parties to feel fulfilled in their side of the deal, the key component is trust. Trust that the product is what it is supposed to be (whether commodities, industrial goods, consumer goods, but also financial papers, bonds, loans, and so on).

SGS is the neutral and independent provider of all the information that helps build trust between trade partners. We certify that products are in compliance with laws, regulations, rules, standards, import/export requirements, safety regulations, chemical composition, durability, environmental impact, for example.

We inspect, test and verify that the commodities bought at one side of the planet from another side of the planet are of the specified quality, in the specified quantity. We provide the independent control and assurance which allows banks and the finance world to provide loans and letters of credit to those who trade, by independently assessing and assuring that the traded goods are indeed what the parties expect them to be, in the specified quantity.

We also help countries who are ramping up their institutional infrastructure with dealing with import and export control, compliance inspections at departure or destination, also providing valuation services which help countries maintain a smooth flow of commerce in and out of their borders as well as providing solid and independent information for import/export taxes purposes. By doing this we help ensure that global trade flows continue to function as efficiently and fairly as possible.

SGS is the world’s leading training, testing, inspection, certification and verification company, with experience, expertise and a global reach. Whatever your specific interest in trading, contact us today to find out how our comprehensive range of services could be helping you.