Trade Resources


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.


The Bureau of Industry and Security
Activities include regulating the export of sensitive goods and technologies; enforcing export control, antiboycott, and public safety laws


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. Governmen

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:

Find Law For Business
Search Engine.
International Trade Law Library
A publication of TradeWinds Publishing. TradeWinds is an UNTPDC Associate and online International Trade Information site providing trade lead custom matching, discounted access to STAT-USA and the International Trade Law Library.
Complying with Import and Export Laws
This guide provides thirteen simple rules to help companies design and implement effective systems for complying with export and import laws.
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:

Embassy World
Search engine for Embassies & Consulates around the world.
l Online Links to Consulates in Los Angeles
Bangladesh – China – Demark – Finland – France – Greece – Japan
Korea, South – Mexico – Netherlands – Philippines – Poland
Romania – South Africa – Sweden – Thailand – Turkey

Freight Forwarders:
Directory of Freight Forwarding Services and search engine.
l Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
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.
l National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc.
l International Federation of Customs Brokers Association
l Global Logistics Associates

General Information:

Trade Information Center –U.S. Department of Commerce
Helping Exporters find information on their products & markets overseas. To find out about all of the programs call 1-800-USA-TRADE to talk to a Trade Specialist (M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST) or e-mail [email protected]. What can the Trade Information Center do for you? CLICK HERE for more 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.
The world’s largest marketplace for global trade and is the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. is the number one destination for buyers and sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses online.
Access this area for current and historical trade-related releases, international market research, trade opportunities, country analysis, and our trade library…the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) a searchable database of manufacturers, resellers, and buyers around the world!
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.
CITD & CMTAC of Citrus College
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 for more information.
ECVV ( is one of the largest B2B (business to business) websites in the world. ECVV offers an online marketplace for global buyers and suppliers. To be a leader of the international trade information providers, ECVV helps the global buyers to source qualified products & suppliers in China and all over the world, and also helps the global suppliers to find the buyers and buying leads.


US Dept of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security