International Trade Consulting Elgin

In International Trade Consulting, BDG International offers a wide variety of both import compliance and training services as well as export compliance services. We are also a C-TPAT certified company.

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Government Entities & Their Role

  • Free Trade Agreements / Other Government Agencies

Country of Origin Requirements

  • HTSUS Classification for Export
  • Binding Rulings
  • Assists
  • Anti-Dumping Duties / Countervailing Duties

Check The Lists

  • OGA
  • FDA
  • CPSC – Consumer Product Safety (maintain certificates from manufacturer)
  • Department of Interior
  • Lacey act
  • ISF Filing

Business Practices

  • Terms of Sale
  • Incoterms
  • Purchase Agreement construction
  • Purchase Order Setup
  • Purchase Agreement from Buyer
  • Purchase Order from Buyer


  • Power of attorney issues and procedures
  • Modes of Transport and shipment milestones
  • Difference between importer of record and ultimate consignee
  • Customs Entry Processes & Procedures
  • Entry types including: consumption, quota, anti dumping, carnets, warehouse and drawbacks
  • Import documents: OB/L & AWB, Truck Pro, Invoice, Packing List.
  • Special Import Documents: Visas, Quota Statements, Country Declaration, SSI, Fish and Wildlife, CITES, and TSCA
  • Product Classification: import vs. export
  • Country of Origin marking
  • Manufacturing ID
  • Customs Clearance Process including: entry summary, single country declaration, quota charge statement and solid wood
  • Packing materials statement
  • Cargo Insurance


Bureau of Census and Customs Compliance

  • Government Entities and their role
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Country of Origin Requirements for Export
  • Schedule B Classification for Export
  • Duty preferences
  • Denied Party Lists
  • Controlled Country List – Embargoed Countries
  • Controlled Commodities List – ECCN Number
  • Know your Customer
  • Electronic AES Filing
  • ITAR Compliance
  • Record Keeping (5 Years unless otherwise specified)


  • Air Freight
  • Known Cargo / Unknown Cargo
  • Terms of Sales

Business Practices

  • Employee Training
  • Maintaining Records
  • Export Documentation
  • Export Packing/Labeling/Quoting
  • Export Insurance
  • IncoTerms: Definitions, How they are used. i.e.: FOB, CIF, etc
  • How to reduce the Risks of Export
  • Letter of Credit
  • Governmental Regulations

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