San Diego Center for International Trade Center (CITD) Services


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San Diego Center for International Trade Center (CITD) Services

  1. 1. San Diego Center for International Trade Development San Diego CITD Serving San Diego and Imperial Counties
  2. 2. Part of a state-wide network Provider of international trade services to small and medium-size companies A partnership program of the: The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, Economic and Workforce Development Program, Southwestern College and Other Sponsors
  3. 3. Center for International Trade Development Mission To advance California’s economic development and global competitiveness by providing quality training and services to small to medium enterprises that are potential or current exporters/importers in San Diego and Imperial Counties. California and International Trade  International trade is a major driver of the California economy.  California handles 20% of the nation’s total trade ($456 billion).
  4. 4. CITD – What We Do We provide quality business assistance through: • One-to-One Counseling (at no cost) • Export Readiness Assessment • Export Training: Workshops & Seminars (some nominal fees) • Export Promotion • A Business Resource Center, BRC (some nominal fees) • Information and Referrals • Collaborative partnerships to leverage resources • A highly dedicated and professional staff and consultant network
  5. 5. International Trade Export/Import Assistance The CITD offers comprehensive services for export/import requirements in the following areas: • How to research domestic markets adequate to product/service •Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification & country of origin tariffs •Adherence to U.S. regulation & regulatory agency (ies) •Negotiation & Cultural Awareness •International Contracts •Import requirements •Landed Cost Analysis •Identification of foreign suppliers (sourcing) •How to research international markets adequate to product/service •International Trade Expansion •Adherence to country regulations •Distributorship Issues •Financing •Adherence to current U.S. Export regulations •Trade Leads, Trade Missions and Trade Shows •International Trade Expansion
  6. 6. Our Partners • SWC Community College • U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, SBA, US DoE, Ag, Ex-Im Bank, TPCC, SCORE • San Diego and Imperial County Econ Development Agencies and District Export Council • CIBER-SDSU, Cal State San Marcos • ADE, International EXCAL, SA • The Holland International Distribution Council, • ProChile, • San Diego Customs Brokers • Industry Associations • World Trade Centers • Chambers of Commerce • Banks • SBDCs • WUSATA • Others
  7. 7. Other Programs • NEI-ITA Border Export Strategy Border Export Leaders Program International Trade Center SBDC • Youth Entrepreneurship Program: • San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center • California State Trade and Export Promotion Program (California STEP) • MEXPORT Supplier’s Forum Series: • Global Logistics Program
  8. 8. Careers in Logistics and Transportation Certificate/A.S. Degree Program • To learn more go to: •
  9. 9. 2011 San Diego World Trade Center in the Category of Exporter of the Year Nominee and Finalist CMF Distribution. CITD helped CINCIN, a wine accessories distributor, with advice on how transport product with NAFTA certification for preferential duty rates. They also received advice on accounting, profit and loss statements, manufacturing costs assessment, contractual agreements, business planning and with fraud issues relating to an Australian distributor. CITD Clients Experience Growth: Export Success
  10. 10. Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions