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The CITD specializes in export assistance serving California through export training, one-on-one counseling, customized market research, and hosting various buying missions. CITD is an invaluable resource to California-based food processing, agri-business and manufacturing industries by providing a wide-array of services at no or low-cost and advocating on behalf of the industry such as:

  • Lead and host incoming buying missions and matching international buyers with California exporters

  • Coordinate outgoing buying missions in which California exporters are taken to other countries to meet with buyers and sell their product

  • Provide one-on-one-counseling and export training services

  • Provide foreign market research and strategic planning

  • Complete industry studies, surveys and analysis of trade opportunities and problems

Valley Agribusiness Job Board


The Central Valley Specialty Crop industry has experienced a decade of decline in securing and maintaining both skilled and unskilled workers to support the supply chain. This job board will educate job seekers and assist companies ...

Container Ship
International Trade Missions & Trade Shows


The CITD’s international market development activities have had a significant and positive impact on California’s food and agricultural export industries. The USDA has worked aggressively to open new markets ...

Q&A Seminar
Workshops and Seminars


Throughout the year, the CITD organizes and conducts training workshops, seminars, webinars and other professional educational programs focused on international trade  and agricultural issues in an effort develop a competitive ...

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