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Proud we are to announce that the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India, announced on 2 July 2015 that CWM has been formally accredited to conduct inspections of metal scrap (ferrous and non-ferrous) in the whole of the European Union, Russian Federation, United States of America and South Africa.

CWM had already been accredited by DGFT in India to conduct pre-ship inspections of metal scrap within the European Union since 2014.

CWM Covers US Shipments To India

We are pleased to announce that our US office has been approved by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade of India. During the Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting for recognition and review of Preshipment Inspection Agency under Appendix 5 the Committee has decided to recognise CWM Survey & Inspection as a preshipment inspection agency ( PSIA ) for the USA.

CWM is now accredited by DGFT Government of India for the USA and can be found in Appendix-5 Handbook of Procedures Vol. I. CWM has been approved for the specific purpose of conducting pre-shipment inspections of metal scrap and as a consequence also for waste paper, rubber scrap and waste plastics.

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Job opportunity scrap metal

Due to a stable growth and ongoing development, CWM Survey & Inspection, is looking for a new colleague.

The new team member should be a specialised surveyor with no less than 2 years experience in inspecting ferrous and non ferrous scrap.

Preferably an all-rounder who is as comfortable working in the field as well as in the office. Basic requirements are :

  • proven track record
  • proficient in Dutch and English, both speaking and writing
  • basic or proficient in German and/or Spanish, not a requirement, but would be an advantage
  • computer skills MS Word and MS Excel
  • driving licence B
  • prepared to travel

Are you interested in joining our team and up for a new challenge, the please send your CV to

In 2012 the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in coalition with the Ministry of  International Trade, published directives for the importation of the waste material such as paper, plastic scrap, rubber waste and scrap metal.  In these directives it is stipulated that each consignment of recyclable paper, plastic, rubber or metal, imported into Vietnam should undergo a pre shipment inspection prior to the loading of the consignment.

Although the directives stated pre shipment inspections are compulsorily as from January 1st 2013, actual verification of PSI’s proves still to be a gap in the system.

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