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:


Silicon Valley

Los Angeles (Downtown)

San Rafael

San Diego


Orange County



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


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