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The CITDs provide a full range of export assistance services to companies and individuals throughout California. All CITD services are either free or low cost. Whether you are a new or experienced exporter, small or large, we have experts and resources on every aspect of exporting ready to help you:

  • Assess your export readiness and potential
  • Get started as a direct exporter or intermediary
  • Research and identify promising markets
  • Develop export market plans and entry strategies
  • Find qualified overseas buyers and distributors
  • Promote your products abroad
  • Respond to inquiries and requests for quote
  • Comply with documentary and regulatory requirements
  • Finance sales and get paid
  • Transport the goods

Our featured services include:

  • Free Help desk . Simply E-mail our Help Desk with your export question. We'll get back to you with the answer.
  • Free Resource/Skills Directory . Find the expert you need from our statewide network of trade specialists.
  • Free export counseling by appointment. A CITD consultant will discuss your interests, objectives and needs, review your options, and suggest a course of action within your means.
  • Free Export Readiness Assessment . It's easy to take our on-line export readiness diagnostic. You receive immediate feedback on your export strengths and weaknesses, based on answers to 23 questions about your present operations, management and products.
  • Free Trade Information Database . This extensive and easy to use CITD database is a goldmine of information for export market research and planning.
  • Free Export Directory . List in the CITD 's Trade Directory to promote your company and export products to a worldwide audience.
  • Low cost training and education . Check our statewide schedule of seminars and classes on all aspects of exporting, from getting started to getting paid.
  • International Matchmaking - Through our Federal and California partners, we help you find qualified agents and distributors in your most promising markets.
  • Trade Events – We can alert you to incoming trade missions and help put you in overseas trade shows and missions that we or our partners organize.
  • Trade Finance – We can help you get pre-export working capital, export transaction financing, and export credit insurance through our partnership with the U.S. Export-Import Bank.