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 Fair
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 project will provide will educate job seekers and assist companies ...
International Trade Missions
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 ...
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 ...