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Inspection Services

Inspection services from SGS – risk reduction plus quality and quantity control ensure that you meet all relevant regulatory requirements.

Our inspection programs allow you to develop products that consistently meet the high standards you expect. We can also help you comply with the complex regulatory requirements of health, safety and the environment across different regions and markets.

Our Services

93/42/EEC – Medical Devices Directive, CE Marking for Europe

Age Grading Evaluation

Algeria – Certificate of Conformity for Exports

Amino Acids

Analysis Labeling

Animal Hair and Fibers Identification

Antibacterial UV Protection and Functional Treatment

Ash Analysis

ASTM and US EPA Tests


Audit Against Customer Specific Criteria

Audits against the ASEAN Safety Requirements (2003)

Audits against the COLIPA Safety Requirements (1995)

Bankability Services



Bonsucro Certification

Brazil Toy Certification

BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Certification

Bunker and Conditional Surveys

Burundi – PVoC Program

Calculation and Analysis

California Proposition 65

Carbon Footprint

Cargo Tally Verification

Cashmere Electron Microscope Test

Cashmere Optical Microscope Test

CB Scheme



cGMP Analytical Chemistry - QC Release

Challenge Tests

Chemical Requirements

Chemical Testing

Chemical Treatment and Residue Detection

China Safety Testing - GB 18401

Chinese GB Standards Textile Testing

Cleanliness Inspections

Colorfastness and Shrinkage

Commercial Analysis

Comprehensive Cover (CC)

Construction Analysis

Consumer Panel and Expert Grading

Container Testing Services


Controversial Substance Analysis

Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)

Cosmetics GMP Audits

CPSIA Consultancy and Third Party Testing

CPSIA Training

Crop Monitoring

Crude Oil and Feedstock Testing

Customs Union – Toy CU Certification

Damage Survey

Data Management Tool

Dopant Profiling SIMS and SRP

Draft Survey

During Production Check DUPRO


Ecotoxicology Studies

Egypt – Conformity Assessment Services

Electrical Requirements

Electrical Safety Certification

EMC Mark

EMC Testing

Energy Audit

Energy Efficiency

Energy Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

Environmental Audit Services

Environmental Simulation and Analysis

Equator Principles - Independent Review

Ethiopia – Product Conformity Certificate (ECAE)

ETI Audits

EU Biocides Regulation

EU Cosmetics Regulation

EU Detergent Regulation

EU Ecolabel


Extractables and Leachables Testing

Failure and Damage Analysis

Fiber Material Composition

Field Trials Services

Final Random Inspection - FRI

Flammability and Physical Requirements

Flammability Tests

Float-Sink and Washability Testing

Food Contact Tests

Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

Full Outturn Quality (FOQ)

Fumigation Services

Functional and Athleisure Wear

Gabon – Certificate of Conformity (PROGEC)

Garments without Guilt



GMO Testing

Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Certification for Pharmaceutical Industry


Grain Size Analysis

Greasy Wool Testing

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Toy G-mark Certification


Hazardous Substance Control Workshop

High Visibility Clothing

Hold and Hatch Inspections

HVI Cotton Testing


IECEE HS Reporting Services

IETP Audits

Impact Analysis

Indonesia – Toy SNI Certification

Initial Production Check - IPC

ISO 22716 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Awareness Training for Cosmetics

ISO 22716 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Interpretation and Audit Training for Cosmetic Industry

ISO 9001 – Certification – Quality Management Systems

Ivory Coast – Verification of Conformity (VOC)

Japan – Toy ST Certification

JPMA Certification

Kenya – PVoC Program

Kuwait – KUCAS Certification

Labeling and Warnings

LHAMA Compliance Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials

Load-Port and Pre-Shipment Assays

Loading and Discharge Supervision

Loading Master, On-Hires and Off-Hires

Loading Unloading Supervision (LSUS)

Local and International Multicenter Quality of Life Studies

Logistics Support

Management of SVHC

Manufacturer, Importer and Distributor Obligations

Manufacturing Control

Material and Process Media Testing and Analysis

Material Testing

Metering Services

Method Development Optimization and Validation

Microbial Analysis

Microbiological Testing: Cosmetics

Microbiological Tests

Minerals Detection

Moisture, LOI and Water

Mongolia – Conformity Assessment Program

Multi-element ICP Packages


Mystery Shopping


Nigeria – Product Conformity Assessment (SONCAP)

North America Listed Mark


Nutritional Labeling

Oil and Fats Analysis

Oilseed Fatty Acid Profile

Online Analysis (OLA)


Packaging Performance Testing

Party Settlement and Umpire Assays

Performance Certification

Performance Testing

Pest Management Services

Pesticide Residue

Physical and Chemical Testing

Physical and Mechanical Tests

Pre-Qualification Testing


Product Characterization

Product Composition Analysis

Product Design Analysis

Product Labeling Review and Support

Product Performance Testing

Production Plan Monitoring

Project Management

Project Monitoring Services

Project Review and Due Diligence

Proximate Analysis

Proximate and Ultimate Analysis


Qatar – PVoC Program

Quality and Safety Management

Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

Raw Materials Inspection

RBA Program

Reference Material Services

Registration Dossier

Regulations Updates Training

Rejection Guarantee

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Verification

Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) Certification

Retail Store Check

Reverse Engineering

RF and Protocol Conformance

RJC Certification Audits

RoHS Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

RoHS for Retailers

RoHS Testing

Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) Certification

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification

Safety Assessment

Safety Data Sheet Classification and Labeling


SAR Regulations

Saudi Arabia – SASO Certificate of Conformity

Scoured Wool Testing

Security Audits

Seller's Interest and Contingency Insurance

SEM and TEM Cross Sectioning

SGS RoHS Certification Mark

SIEF and Third Party Representation

Single Parameters

SMETA Audits

Social Audits

Social Responsibility Audits

Solar Certification

Source ASEAN Full Service Alliance (SAFSA)

South Korea – Toy KC Certification

Specific Gravity and Bulk Density


Stability Testing Services

Stock Monitoring Services

Stockpile Inventory Measurement

Substance Identification

Supplier Audit Program

SVHC Evaluation Analysis

SVHC Full Screening

SVHC Testing

System Bias Testing

Tank Calibration

TAPA Facility Security Requirements (FSR)

Technical Documentation for Toys

Thin Film Analysis

TL 9000 - Telecommunications Quality Management Systems

Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA)

Toxicological Testing

Transport Packaging Tests

Uganda – Pre-Export Verification of Conformity

US Cosmetics Regulation

US Detergents Regulations

US Tissue and Hygiene Regulation


Visual Inspection

VOC Testing


Water System Validation

WEEE Advisory Services


Wood Chips, Wood Pellets, Solid Biomass Verification and Testing

WRAP Audits

Zero Discharge Best Practice and Implementation

Zero Discharge Chemical Risk Assessments

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Our inspection services help you to highlight defects as early as possible, so that you can make changes where necessary and avoid the cost of disruptions in the production or supply of your products. This means that you reduce the risk of product recalls or other issues that could damage your profits as well as your long-term brand integrity.

As a world leader in inspection services, we offer you unrivaled experience and expertise, the latest technologies and a unique global network. As a result, we provide you with the highest standards of quality and integrity – anywhere in the world.

  • SGS Canada Inc.

6755 Mississauga Road, Suite 204,

L5N 7Y2,

Mississauga, Ontario, CA-ON, Canada