C-TPAT Certification

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BDG International, Inc. is an international freight forwarder, customs broker and international trade consulting firm that has been certified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a member in the Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

In fact, BDG is among a select number of brokers in Chicago, Illinois to be certified as a member of C-TPAT. To qualify, we had to undergo a rigorous Customs review and certification of our security procedures.

What is C-TPAT?

C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.

C-TPAT recognizes that Customs can provide the highest level of security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the supply chain, importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators and manufacturers.

Through this initiative, Customs is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain.