San Diego Center for International Trade Development


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Overview of the services provided by the San Diego Center for International Trade Development including no-cost one-on-one counseling for export regulations, international market research, finding overseas markets, and more. By Victor Castillo - San Diego Center for International Trade Development.

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  • San Diego Center for International Trade Development

    1. 1. San Diego Center for International Trade Development San Diego CITD Serving San Diego and Imperial Counties
    2. 2. Who Are We? • Part of a state-wide network • Provider of business development services to small and medium-size companies • A partnership program of the:  The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges  Southwestern College  Local Hosts and 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. 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
    5. 5. CITD Activities • Our Center is considered a specialized resource for Border Trade and Mexico given its location and history • Expanded this reputation to include a regional focus of Latin America • Conducted successful trade missions to Mexico, Brazil and the Northern Mexico border region • Hosted reverse trade missions • Serve as a research center • Provides expertise to SWC faculty • Assist in the Internationalization of SWC curriculum • Contract international trade consultants with experience from around the world • Offer services to many other regions of the world as client demand dictates
    6. 6. 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 • Information and Referrals • Collaborative partnerships to leverage resources • A highly dedicated and professional staff and consultant network
    7. 7. International Trade Export Assistance The Center offers comprehensive services for existing and/or new exporters in the following areas: • International Trade Expansion • • Schedule B Classification & country specific tariffs How to research international markets adequate to product/service • International Business Plans • Landed Cost Analysis • Negotiation & Cultural Awareness • Adherence to Current U.S. Export Regulations • Adherence to country regulations • • Distributorship Issues International Contracts - Intellectual Property Issues • Logistics • Trade Leads; Trade Missions and Trade Shows • Financing
    8. 8. International Trade Import Assistance The CITD offers comprehensive services for existing and/or new importers in the following areas: •How to research domestic markets adequate to product/service •Identification Domestic Buyers •International Trade Expansion •Negotiation & Cultural Awareness •Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification & country of origin tariffs •International Contracts •Adherence to U.S. regulation & regulatory agency (ies) •Logistics •Intellectual Property Issues •Imports requirements •Financing •Landed Cost Analysis •Business Plans (Including Marketing) •Identification of foreign suppliers (sourcing) •Trade Leads, Trade Shows
    9. 9. CITD Programs • California State Trade and Export Promotion Program (California STEP) • Border Export Program – • MEXPORT Supplier’s Forum Series: • CalSTEP Musikmesse – • NAMM Russia Trade Show • Global Logistics Program • • Youth Entrepreneurship Program: • San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center
    10. 10. Major Music Supply at NAMM Musikmesse Russia Trade Show NAMM Trade Show
    11. 11. International Logistics and Transportation Certificate/A.S. Degree Program
    12. 12. Youth Entrepreneurship Program
    13. 13. New Programs and Areas Food processing cluster Maritime industry in San Diego County San Diego Regional Manufacturing Sector Logistics and transportation industry Global supply chain management Clean-Tech Industry Foreign Direct Investment Select USA Brookings Institution Metro Export Initiative for San Diego
    14. 14. Our Partners • • • • • • • • • SWC Community College U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, SBA, US DoE, Ag, Ex-Im Bank, SCORE San Diego and Imperial County Econ Development Agencies and District Export Council CIBER-SDSU, Cal State San Marcos Tijuana EDC The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce The San Diego World Trade Center The Maritime Alliance City of San Diego • San Diego Customs Brokers • Banks • Industry Associations • SBDCs • World Trade Centers • WUSATA • Chambers of Commerce • Others
    15. 15. California Community Colleges – Chancellor’s Office | 112 Colleges
    16. 16. Investments in sectors. Top 10 Sector Priorities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Transportation & Renewables Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies Energy (Efficiency) & Utility Global Trade & Logistics Life Science/Biotech Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media 8. Health 9. Small Business 10. Retail/Hospitality/Tourism “Learn-and-Earn” California Community Colleges – Chancellor’s Office | 112 Colleges | 72 Districts | 2.6 Million Students
    17. 17. CITD Clients Experience Growth: Export Success CMF Global 2013 San Diego Exporter of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration & 2011 San Diego World Trade Center in the Category of Exporter of the Year Nominee and Finalist 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.
    18. 18. CITD PERSONNEL Maintain a dedicated and professional staff and consultant network. Full-Time and Part-Time Staff Victor Castillo Director/ SWC Classified Manager Education: M.A. Urban Planning, UCLA B.S. Economics, UABC Certifications and Memberships Gabriel Reyes Business Advisor/YEP Coordinator Education: B.S. Economics SDSU, SDSU Financial Analysis Certificate Certifications Gustavo Guerrero International Trade Specialist Education: B.S. Industrial Management, University of Tennessee M.B.A. International Business, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland Desiree Dolores Position: Project Clerk Education: A.S. Business Southwestern College Monica Rosas International Business Specialist Education: B.S. International Relations William W. Tunstall Business Specialist Education: Industrial Engineer
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    20. 20. Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions