Export and Trade Promotion

Export and Trade Promotion

 International Trade Administration (ITA)


United States Department of Commerce

2940 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite 121

Ontario,CA 91764


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.

U.S. Census Bureau- Foreign Trade


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.

Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade


3403 10th Street, Suite 300

Riverside, CA 92501


Contact: Tom Freeman, Commissioner of Foreign Trade

Email: tomfreeman@rivcoeda.org

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.

Center for International Trade Development (CITD)


2323 North Broadway, Suite 328

Santa Ana, CA 92706


Contact: Jetza Torres, Director

Email: torres_jetza@rsccd.edu

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.

World Trade Center Association (WTC)


350 South Figueroa Street, Suite 272

Los Angeles,CA90071


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.

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


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.