About Us

BDG International, Inc.

Founded in 1983 by Mark Reed Anderson and Kerstin G. Anderson, BDG International is a Freight Forwarder, Customs Broker, and International Trade Consultant Firm with World Headquarters located in Elgin, Illinois near Chicago).

BDG provides reliable freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade consulting that meets every need. Clients choose BDG because we provide consistently competitive pricing and superior service. Our team of professionals meets annual training requirements to hone their skills in the latest transportation regulatory and logistics changes. BDG blends highly trained personnel with the latest in logistics technology to meet the demanding information needs of today’s importers and exporters.

Three Decades of Growth

Over the course of nearly three decades, BDG has grown our service offerings. Our history is consistent with the growth and improvement of our capabilities. We:

  • Approved by IATA in 1984
  • Obtained FMC license in 1985
  • Formed NVOCC in 1987
  • Had representation in numerous countries by 1988
  • Obtained corporate license as a U.S. Customs House Broker in 1996
  • Purchased a new worldwide headquarters building in 2003
  • Obtained C-TPAT status in 2004
  • Received MC# for Truck Brokerage in 2005
  • Opened office in New Delhi, India in July 2007
  • 2008 – BDG invested in the leading logistics software system with the goal to offer top technology to the clients, creating an efficient and effective process.
  • Recipient of the Presidential “E” Award for Export Service 2013
  • 2020 – BDG went paperless for import-export processing, if paper documents are not required they are not printed. Saving a tree one reem at a time.

Throughout the USA and the World

BDG excels at shipping to developing parts of the world and specialized transportation projects. This work included but was not limited to letters of credit, dangerous goods, destination documents, Project Cargo, legalization, destination delivery, and customs clearance. We use this extensive knowledge today to assist our clients to solve difficult logistical challenges.

BDG services clients located throughout the USA and the world, we are excited about our future and look forward to providing all existing and future customers with a service that can be relied upon. Rely on us!

We want to thank our clients and employees for making BDG the company it is today.