San Diego Export Assistance Center

We are the export office of the International Trade Administration working on behalf of U.S. business to promote trade and investment, to help U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

ITA supports President Obama’s recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs. Our experienced staff of international trade specialists provide business persons face-to-face counseling at no charge. We are able to meet with you personally, confidentially and as frequently as necessary to define and analyze your opportunities and win international sales.

To schedule a meeting with a trade specialist please click here.



Discover Global Markets: Europe Business Forum

Join the U.S. Commercial Service & the District Export Council of Southern California for the premier Europe-focused event of the year! This event will include high-ranking U.S. government officials, U.S. Commercial diplomats and business leaders.

June 3-4, 2014

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown

333 S Figueroa St. 
Los Angeles, CA



For More Information:
Rafael Patiño
Phone: 213-894-8785
Cell: 213-200-7172

Our E-newsletter is now available online – click below


In December 2013 Issue you will see full details of our programs at:

SHOT 2014 (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show) 

Intellectual Property Conference

World Ag Expo

Brazil Seminar

ExporTECH L.A.

NPEW 2014 (Natural Products Expo West)

BIS "Complying with U.S. Export Controls" Seminar

Discover Global Markets: APBO

Hair Brasil 2014

BIS Export Control Reform (ECR) Seminar

The San Diego/Baja California Border Trade Office Located in San Diego

Recognizing the ongoing business potential the Baja and Northwest Mexico market offers U.S. exporters, the San Diego Export Assistance Center has created an Americas Center and California/Mexico Border Trade Office. With almost 900 maquiladora (manufacturing for export) operations, Baja California has more of these plants than any other state in Mexico.  To increase their worldwide competitiveness, many of these companies are aggressively seeking local suppliers from Southern California and the border region to meet their needs. The Border Trade Office can provide U.S. firms with market counseling and business matchmaking support needed to tap into this market.  For more information, contact Commercial Officer Rick de Lambert at