International Trade Development

Deliver - Inform - Expands

The Centers of International Trade Development (CITD) has 14 offices across California and assists thousands of companies annually in conducting international business. Our free or low-cost programs and services include one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events.

The CITD is a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad. Let us help you succeed:

  • Individualized assistance as an exporter, importer, or global marketing organization
  • Export and import education programs for businesses and entrepreneurs
  • "Help Desk" to ask questions about international trade and help solve international business transaction challenges

Check out our new Export Readiness Assessment - a Web-based self-test of a company's export readiness that provides immediate feedback and tips.

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD)

Deliver – Export and Import Programs

Inform – Transaction & Regulatory Assistance

Expand – International Marketing Opportunities & Resources

Contact

Jeffrey Williamson

Statewide CITD Director

Director, California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP)
Phone: (951) 571-6458
Email: jeff.williamson@rccd.edu
Web: www.citd.org

www.californiastep.org

CITD Centers

Bay Area
Richard Soyombo, Director
3300 College Drive, Bldg 5
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 738-7098  Fax: (650) 738-7090
Email: soyombo@smccd.edu
Web: bayarea.citd.org

Fresno
Candy Hansen-Gage, Director
390 West Fir Avenue, Suite 303
Clovis, CA 93611
Phone: (559) 324-6401  Fax: (559) 324-6492
Email: candy.hansen-gage@scccd.edu
Web: fresno.citd.org

Long Beach (LA Metro Area)
Cesar Arellanes, Director
4900 E. Conant St., Bldg. 2, Suite 18
Long Beach CA 90808
Phone: (562) 938-5018  Fax: (562) 938-5030
Email: citdinfo@lbcc.edu
Web: longbeach.citd.org

Merced
Jeanette Benson, Director
630 West 19th Street, Room 113
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 384-5892  Fax: (209) 384-9268
Email: merced@citd.com
Web: merced.citd.org

  

Orange County
Enrique Perez, Director
2323 North Broadway, Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 564-5414  Fax: (714) 796-3905
Email: perez_enrique@rsccd.edu
Web: santaana.citd.org

Sacramento
Brooks Ohlson, Director
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 563-3200  Fax: (916) 563-3264
Email: info@sacramentocitd.org
Web: sacramento.citd.org

San Diego/Imperial
Victor Castillo, Director
880 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 482-6391  Fax: (619) 216-6703
Email: vcastillo@swccd.edu
Web: chulavista.citd.org

West Los Angeles - El Camino College
Maurice Kogon, Director
13430 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 973-3173 
Email: mkogon@elcamino.edu
Web: www.elcaminocitd.org



For a list of export promotion events and trade shows visit:Trade Events



International Trade Events