International Trade
International Trade
Association / Organization Description
California Chamber of Commerce Contacts and resources to help you navigate international trade, including a direct link to all the California and World Seaports.
California Trade & Business Network International business directory for international trade opportunities with California; originally an arm of the California Trade & Commerce Agency.
Federal Trade Commission Want to claim your product is “Made in the USA?” Check here for guidance on how to comply with U.S. Origin claims and standards.
Federation of International Trade Associations A comprehensive searchable database of international trade resources containing more than 8,000 links to international trade/import-export websites.
International Trade Administration Promotes fair trade throughout the world, offers programs and assistance that can help you reduce the risk of doing business internationally, comply with trade laws, and protect your intellectual property.
Northern California Center for International Trade Development (CITD) CITD invests in California's economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.:
  • Business and International Trade Library
  • Center of Excellence
  • Los Rios Economic Development Program
  • Training Source
  • U.S. Commercial Service – U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Identification of international markets
  • Free Consultation with an International Trade Consultant
  • Market / Tactical research
  • Consult the CITD’s Web Database
  • Certificate Trainings (inbound/outbound delegations)
  • Workshops, Seminar, and Webinars
Northern California World Trade Center The NorCal WTC and other California World Trade Centers offer counseling, educational seminars, networking opportunities, trade missions, and more.
California Secretary of State The State of California also offers a website designed to provide both the experienced and novice gain access to information and assistance for importing and exporting products.
U.S. Commercial Service Reach trade specialists throughout the U.S. and overseas, learn about trade events that can help you promote your products overseas, obtain market research, find buyers and distributors, participate in trade missions, develop sales and distribution channels, and more.
U.S. Government Export Portal U.S. Department of Commerce portal to federal agencies that offer export assistance, programs, and services. Find answers, learn about doing business overseas, and access market data, financing resources, legal and other information.
Source: California Chamber of Commerce (, California International Business Association (, Northern California Center for International Trade Development (, Federal Trade Commission (, Federation of International Trade Associations (, International Trade Administration (, Northern California World Trade Center (, California Secretary of State (, US Commercial Service (, US Government Export Portal ( (Dec 2015)

Other Resources
Association / Organization Description
California International Business Association International business directory for international trade opportunities with California; originally an arm of the California Trade & Commerce Agency.
California Small Business Association A volunteer-driven, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that makes its mission to provide small business with a meaningful voice in state and federal governments.
  • Advocates views of small business to government officials – legislature, administration
  • Communicates information to members regarding government programs in existence to assist small business
  • Supports election campaigns of selected candidates
  • Seeks appointments representation of small business owners on government commissions, boards panels, etc.
Ex-Im Bank The Export-Import Bank of the United States is an independent federal government agency and the official export credit agency of the United States.
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of International Trade provides export working capital and international trade loans to businesses involved in or planning international trade.
Source: California International Business Association (, California Small Business Association (, Export-Import Bank (, US Small Business Administration ( (Dec 2015)