Export and Trade Promotion
United States Department of Commerce
2940 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite 121
Contact: Eduard Roytberg, Senior International Trade Specialist
To increase trade and investment, ITA helps U.S. companies navigate foreign markets. ITA helps educate companies about how to tailor their activities to the specific market with respect to their product slate, financing, marketing, assembly and logistics. While the United States exports more than any other country, making that first export can still be a daunting challenge for a small or medium sized business. ITA helps equip those businesses with the knowledge and tools they need to meet that exporting challenge, and by extension, promote the trade and investment that expands the economy.
Los Angeles Regional Office
15350 Sherman Way, Suite 400
Van Nuys, CA 91406
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade program is the official source for information on U.S. export and import statistics, export regulations, commodity classifications and other trade related topics as they are responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. Private businesses and trade associations can use this information for domestic and overseas market analysis, and industry-, product-, and area-based business planning.
3403 10th Street, Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92501
Contact: Tom Freeman, Commissioner of Foreign Trade
The Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade (OFT) serves both the business community and governmental bodies with export and import assistance. The OFT serves as a link to developing and existing markets overseas, including the United States Export Assistance Centers, Foreign Agricultural Services, United States Chambers of Commerce operating abroad, United States Commercial Service, Foreign Trade Offices, and investors from other nations. The OFT offers financial assistance for exporters thru the Ex-Im Bank, working capital via its ED 5 Regional Centers, and assistance in locating foreign direct investment. Additionally, help is available for export assistance in 180 countries around the globe, and the OFT has established formal relationship with numerous countries.
2323 North Broadway, Suite 328
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Contact: Jetza Torres, Director
The mission of the CITD initiative is to advance California’s economic development and global competitiveness by providing quality training and services to small- and medium-sized enterprises that are potential or current exporters or importers. Most services are free.
350 South Figueroa Street, Suite 272
Contact: Vance Baugham, President/CEO
The WTC Association is the globe’s largest business membership organization, with over 750,000 member companies in 80 countries worldwide. California’s WTC provide a variety of trade services to companies, with a focus on export and import counseling for small businesses. WTCs organize a variety of events, including networking mixers, trade education seminars, trade missions and meetings with inbound foreign business delegations.
9449 Balboa Avenue, Suite 111
San Diego, CA 92123
Contact: Sandra Donzella, Senior Business Development Officer
The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. The export credit agency enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that helps to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing), export credit insurance and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing). On average, 85% of their transactions directly benefit U.S. small businesses.