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     HISTORY OF BCB INTERNATIONAL, INC.     

BCB International, Inc. was established in 1981, as The Buffalo Customhouse Brokerage Company, Inc. and has experienced constant growth due to our commitment to courteous and professional service, our pledge to excel and innovate in technology, and our ability to offer competitive rates.

BCB is a privately held company and is owner operated. Our management is an experienced team of professional, licensed customs brokers. Together they have directed BCB's growth for more than thirty years.

BCB Canada, a division of BCB International, Inc., was established in 1996 and has mirrored the service philosophy that began with our U.S. operations: stability and a hands-on management style, which guarantee our timely response to customers' changing needs, and CBSA's requirements.

BCB Logistics was established in 2001 to complete the integration of services offered to clients. From U.S. and Canadian brokerage services to transportation, warehousing, and distribution needs, BCB provides solutions for logistics. Professional services, innovative technologies, and competitive rates continue to drive our success.

BCB International, Inc. is a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., and our company president is an officer of the Northern Border Customs Brokers Association, Inc. BCB International strives to be a leader, and innovator, in cross-border trade services.

BCB is an FDA paperless filer, and has been a certified member of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s C-TPAT program for over ten years.

Customs clearance 24/7/365 at all ports in the U.S. and Canada.


     US Customs Brokerage     

We are a full service U.S. customs broker and we offer expertise with the following:

  • Consulting Services
  • Binding Ruling Processing
  • Barcode Labeling for PAPS
  • Transportation Bonds
  • Customs Surety Bonds
  • DOT Bonds
  • HTS Classification
  • FDA Classification
  • NAFTA Eligibility
  • ISF Ocean Filing
  • Foreign Trade Zone Entries
  • Temporary Imports
  • Duty Drawback Applications
  • Post-Entry Protests

     Technology     

Just as technology has transformed your business operations, so too has technology changed how importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and carriers interact with the customs services of governments, and with each other. BCB is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology to simplify and modernize the movement of your goods worldwide.

BCB offers complete visibility, providing platforms for you to prepare your shipping and customs documents online, track the movement and clearance status of your shipments, and enable you to view and print any desired forms for your own records.

Some of our services include:

  • Online Shipping and Customs Documentation
  • EDI Clearance
  • Real-time Tracking Module
  • Document Imaging/Printing
  • Automatic Event Notifications (such as Release, Sampling, Hold Intact, etc.)
  • Weekly, Monthly, or Periodic Paperless Billing
  • Website PAPS and PARS Check
  • ACE and ACI eManifest Preparation
  • Text SMS Message to Drivers

     BCB Online Web Portal     

BCB International, Inc. has created an Online Web Portal for our clients. The Online Web Portal gives our clients the opportunity to view BCB’s Imaging and Tracking systems. You can access your entry summaries and Customs Documents as soon as your file(s) have been processed, view invoices, print entry summaries, and track your shipments as they cross the Border.

Access to the Web Portal Proforma gives our clients the additional benefit of synchronizing their product codes and catalogues with BCB’s database.

Sign up for your BCB Online Web Portal and see how much easier it can be to prepare your Customs documents! Contact Customer Service at 716-884-1554 or email at CustomerService@bcb1.com and get started today!


     Compliance     

Historically, exporters and importers were mainly concerned with moving products from their warehouse to the customer’s receiving department. In today’s global trade environment, the top priority has become compliance.

Examination of goods, both physically and electronically, is now standard operating procedure. Importers and exporters are well advised to work with professionals who can assist and advise them on such matters as USMCA eligibility, Harmonized Tariff classification, record-keeping, and other government agency requirements.

BCB has experienced staff in all of these areas, who work with clients to ensure compliance. Compliance will continue to be a top priority of governments, and therefore a top priority of our firmS. BCB will analyze your export/import operations and provide a risk assessment that includes compliance recommendations.


     Canadian Customs Brokerage     

BCB Canada, a Division of BCB International, Inc. was established in 1996 and has mirrored the service philosophy that began with our U.S. operations: stability and a hands-on management style, which guarantee our timely response to customers' changing needs, and CBSA's requirements.

We are a full service Canadian customs broker and we offer expertise with the following:

  • Consulting Services
  • EDI Release
  • CADEX Participant
  • Advance Ruling
  • PARS Labels
  • HTS Classification
  • NAFTA Eligibility
  • Import/Export Permits
  • Duty Drawbacks
  • Database Management
  • Ocean/Air Imports
  • RIV Imports into Canada
  • Warehousing/Distribution
  • Northbound Consolidations

     Logistics & Warehousing     

With an experienced team of individuals, a centralized warehouse and distribution center, and our technology-driven philosophy, BCB Logistics provides the winning formula to our clients. Our focus is meeting your deadlines, while keeping your control, cost, and service requirements as our guiding principles.

Our logistics services include:

  • Small package, LTL, and FTL
  • Line-haul
  • Cross-docking
  • Pick-and-Pack
  • Online Inventory Management Program
  • U.S. Freight Distribution
  • Real-time Shipment Tracking
  • Northbound Consolidations
  • Northbound Returns
  • Warehousing/Storage Services
For more information or for a quote of services, email Justin Brennan at justinbrennan@bcb1.com or call Justin at 716-884-1554 ext. 167.