International Trade Resources

Importing

International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is here to provide practical information to help you select your markets and products, ensure that you have access to international markets as required by our trade agreements and safeguard you from unfair competition from dumped and subsidized imports.

Trade Port

Designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information, trade leads, and company databases.

Exporting

The Bureau of Industry and Security

Activities include regulating the export of sensitive goods and technologies; enforcing export control, antiboycott, and public safety laws.

Export.gov

Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

From market research and trade leads from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service to export finance information from Export-Import Bank and the Small Business Administration to agricultural export assistance from USDA, Export.gov helps American exporters navigate the international sales process and avoid pitfalls such as non-payment and intellectual property misappropriation.

Export.gov was created to provide better customer service for businesses interacting with the Federal Government. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration manages Export.gov as a collaborative effort with the 19 Federal Agencies that offer export assistance programs and services.

Financing

Small Business Association (SBA)

Established in 1953 the SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Official Export Credit Agency of the U.S. Government.

U.S. Commercial Information

Buy U.S.A.

A service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service. This is the most comprehensive source for commercial information about the United States of America and it allows you to search for commercial information as specifically and broadly as you need.

U.S. Commercial Service

Offers valuable assistance to help your business export goods and services to markets worldwide. From this site you can access a global listing of trade events, international market research, and practical tools to help with every step of the export process. Let the U.S. Commercial Service help your business prosper in today’s global economy.

International Trade Law

Trade Compliance Center

(TCC) is the U.S. Government’s one-stop shop that helps American exporters facing foreign trade barriers and works to insure that “U.S. exporters receive the full benefits negotiated for them in our trade agreements with foreign nations.”

Embassies and Consulates

Search engine for Embassies & Consulates around the world.

http://www.usembassy.gov

Consulates in Los Angeles

Argentina – Australia – Bangladesh – Belize – Canada –  China – Chile – Costa Rica – Czech Republic –Demark –  Ecuador – Finland – France – Germany – Guatemala – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – India – Indonesia – Israel – Italy –Japan – Korea – Mexico – Paraguay – Peru – Philippines – Poland – Romania – Russian Federation – South Africa – Spain – Switzerland – Thailand – Turkey – United Kingdom – Uruguay – Venezuela

Freight Forwarders

Directory of Freight Forwarding Services and search engine.

The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association is the premier organization in Southern California for international trade, representing the common business interests of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders as professionals in dealing with government, carriers, industry and one another.

Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association

National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc.

International Federation of Customs Brokers Association

Global Logistics Associates

Education

College for International Trade Development (CITD)

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management

UCLA Extension Business, Management and Legal Program

General Information

Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)

MBITA is a non-profit international trade center dedicated to provide trade promotion services to the California, U.S. and foreign country business communities. MBITA utilizes advanced Global eCommerce technologies for its clients and members to maximize global trade opportunities.

Alibaba.com

The world’s largest marketplace for global trade and is the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. Alibaba.com is the number one destination for buyers and sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses online.

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

An excellent source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 4,000+ sites related to international trade.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council enhances your efforts to expand your business in international trade by providing marketing opportunities, business matching services, market intelligence. The Council is the global marketing arm and service hub for manufacturers, traders and importers / exporters. We have more than 40 offices around the world. Click into www.hktdc.com for more information.