The following state and federal resources are available in California to further support international trade development.
U.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:
For more information, visit the U.S. Export Portal.
U.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:
Export - 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 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:
The 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: