GOST provides pre-shipment inspection (PSI) services to governments as a way of protecting import revenues for themselves and their citizens.
It must be completed before shipment, but during commodity inspection, the buyer and seller can agree to inspect the goods in the destination country. When commodity inspection is not accompanied by vendor inspection, then precise attention must be paid to the document review. These documents are: quality control records, test reports, test procedures, material certificates, etc.
When a third-party or second-party inspector conducts an inspection, he/she must provide his/her customer with an inspection visit report. The inspection visit report must have some characteristics, which are explained here.