International Trade

Learn more about importing and exporting and get to know some of the international trade resources that can help you expand your business globally.

2024 International Trade Forecasts Report

Cal State Fullerton Economists Mira Farka, Ph.D., and Adrian Fleissig, Ph.D., hold an optimistic perspective in terms of trade prospects for the Orange County region. With merchandise exports fully recovered from the pandemic as well as robust growth projected for 2024, the future looks bright for Orange County businesses and their overall economic well-being. To read the full report, click below.

Foreign Agricultural Service

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Helping U.S. Companies Export helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.

Import Export Bank of the United States

EXIM is here to support your business. The Bank is an independent federal agency that fills gaps in private export finance in order to bolster U.S. job growth at no cost to American taxpayers.

International Trade Organizations and Initiatives

International Chamber of Commerce

The world’s largest business organization working to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation to accelerate inclusive and sustainable growth to the benefit of all.

Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association

An independent non-profit that utilizes close ties with Member States and the USDA to provide a broad bandwidth of resources.

World Business Culture

World Business Culture is a free-to-air website which delivers in-depth information on business culture in 39 of the world’s leading economies

National Export Initiative

The National Export Initiative works to improve the conditions that directly affect the private sector’s ability to export – working to remove trade barriers abroad, help firms and farmers overcome hurdles to entering new markets, and assist with financing.

Downloadable Tool

Agricultural Forecast

U.S. agricultural import and export forecast.

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