Trade Risk Guaranty (TRG) was founded in 1991 as an international surety agency providing Customs bonds and marine cargo insurance to companies that import into the United States. With exceptional growth and experience, TRG realized that certain products and services that were traditionally provided by the customs brokers could be provided directly, resulting in lower prices and higher levels of expert customer service.

TRG then partnered with the principals of Trade Innovations and Corporation for International Business to develop TRG Direct, an importer direct-filing service for U.S. Customs entries and Importer Security Filing. Those principals, Bruce A. Wilson, Leslie Levy August, Curt E.H. Wilson, Michael L. Host, John F. Michel, Laura Michel, Kelby Woodard, and Michael D. Laden, have a combined 250+ years of experience in international trade and surety guarantees.