The following state and federal resources are available in California to further support international trade development.

US Commercial ServiceU.S. Domestic & Foreign Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. There are 13 U.S. Commercial Service offices in California:

Monterey

Silicon Valley

Los Angeles (Downtown)

San Rafael

San Diego

Oakland

Orange County

Fresno

Sacramento

Inland Empire

San Francisco

For more information, visit the U.S. Export Portal.

 

US Small Business AdminstrationU.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to support the interests of small businesses, preserve competitive enterprise, and strengthen the economy.  It provides counseling, training, and financing to support small business export opportunities. There are 3 SBA offices in California:

Los Angeles

Sacramento

Orange County/Inland Empire

 

US Export BankExport - Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)

The Export-Import Bank's  mission is to assist in financing the export of US. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. There are 3 Western Region Ex-Im Bank offices in California: Irvine, San Francisco, and San Diego.

 

District Export CouncilDistrict Export Council

 

In partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, District Export Council’s provide workshops and seminars on exporting. There are 5 District Export Council’s in California:

Northern California

Inland Empire

Southern California

San Diego & Imperial

Central California DEC

 

 

World Trade CenterThe World Trade Centers

The World Trade Center aims to facilitate trade by providing education, compiling resources, and building connections by hosting global delegations. There are 3 World Trade Center offices in California:

Northern California

Los Angeles

San Diego