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Bureau International des Containers (BIC)

The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) was founded in 1933 under the auspices of the ICC as a neutral, non-profit, international organization. BIC seeks to promote efficiency, safety, security, standardization and sustainability in the container supply chain.

Publisher of the BIC Code Register since 1970, BIC also operates other industry databases, including the BoxTech Global Container Database (, the BIC Facility Code Database, and the Global ACEP Database. BIC holds official observer status at IMO, WCO, and UN/CEFACT. BIC participated in developing the CTU Code.