Exporting in a Global Marketplace

Instead of loading your Made in the USA or Made in CA products on cargo ships bound for countries eager to buy high quality goods, too many manufacturers are leaving the rewards of global trade to competitors. If you are a manufacturer seeking to maximize your business growth and improve your bottom line, you might consider exporting.  We know it can be an overwhelming task, but CMTC is here to assist in the following areas: 

  • Determining whether exporting is RIGHT for your company
  • Getting started in exporting
  • Integrating the export process in your business operation
  • Managing the global logistics process
  • Assisting you with your export business growth
  • Identifying obstacle(s) to export sales growth

Exportable products include, but are not limited to...

  • Medical and Dental Equipment and Devices
  • Food, including Equipment and Packaging
  • Fashion, Apparel, Textiles and Accessories
  • Aerospace, Aircraft, Helicopter, Automotive, Environmental
  • Cosmetics, Supplements, Healthcare, Recreational Products, and more

 

ExporTech™ Company update (April 23, 2019)

“My recent success is we received our EU certification!!  It took 3 years in the planning and efforts but all worth it.  The best part is that we were approved just in time to use our first certificate to ship product to Italy for the Zoomark show in 2 weeks.  It couldn’t have worked out better.  I have learned so much in the last 3 years and know that ExporTech was an integral part of our foundation.   I was reviewing our ExporTech presentation and I am happy to report we have accomplished what we listed on that plan from 2017!”

 

  
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Grandma Lucy's
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Sharla Marocchi
Export and Compliance Manager
 

Co-Owner Breann Shook and Sharla Marocchi completed ExporTech O.C. (Irvine) in August 2016.  Since implementing their export growth plan, Grandma Lucy’s has secured the certifications needed to export their premium pet food products in multiple global markets.  Relatively new to exporting at the time, export sales now represent about 20% of sales – and continue to grow.

ExporTech™ for Manufacturers provides Executive Teams strategic focus, connects them into a global network, and assists them with creating an actionable export growth plan, the ExporTech deliverable.

To learn more about ExporTech™ for Manufacturers and exporting contact Elizabeth Glynn, Export Advisor, CMTC, at eglynn@cmtc.com or 310.984.0728

CMTC'S ExporTech™ Program

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The only national program that helps individual companies develop an export plan!

  • 3 sessions - one session each month
  • Matchmaking and introductions to customers overseas
  • Executive coaching to assist you with your export plan
  • Access to experts in logistics, legal, banking, regulatory and distributors
  • Assistance with selecting the best countries for your products
  • Develop your own export plan with experts
  • Start exporting in as little as 3 months

 

"My recent success is we received our EU certification!! It took 3 years in the planning and efforts but all worth it. The best part is that we were approved just in time to use our first certificate to ship product to Italy for the Zoomark show in 2 weeks. It couldn’t have worked out better. I have learned so much in the last 3 years and know that ExporTech was an integral part of our foundation. I was reviewing our ExporTech presentation and I am happy to report we have accomplished what we listed on that plan from 2017!”

Sharla Marocchi
Export and Compliance Manager
Grandma Lucy’s
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Read more testimonials from our clients 


CMTC's ExporTech™ Scholarship Program:

The cost of the ExporTech™ Program is $5,000. By participating in the ExporTech™ Scholarship Program, your Company will attend the ExporTech Program for a fee of only $750 by agreeing to provide a scholarship for another non-competing company to attend an ExporTech Program in the future. The scholarship amount is $5,000 with the provision that you will provide $5,000 only if top-line export sales have increased by more than $100,000, one year after beginning implementation of your export plan.

Upcoming ExporTech Sessions

ExporTech - Inland Empire (Corona)

Check back soon for details.

 

To find out more about our ExporTech program, CMTC's ExporTech Scholarship Program, or upcoming event dates and locations, please contact: Elizabeth Glynn at 310-263-3052 or eglynn@cmtc.com.

ExporTech - Los Angeles 

Check back soon for details.

 

To find out more about our ExporTech program, CMTC's ExporTech Scholarship Program, or upcoming event dates and locations, please contact: Elizabeth Glynn at 310-263-3052 or eglynn@cmtc.com.

Export events

California Small Businesses Connect with Baja California Manufacturers During Industrial Tour

The San Diego CITD, in collaboration with the Baja California Secretary of Economic Development (SEDECO) and Ensenada Economic Development Corporation, led a tour of several manufacturing facilities for small businesses in the Southern California region. More than 20 participants—which included business owners & representatives, as well as trade specialists and economic development professionals—boarded a bus provided by SEDECO and participated in the Baja Supplier Day Industrial Tour in Ensenada, Baja California. Companies participating in the event were recruited with the help of San Diego CITD partner, CMTC—a non-profit provider of manufacturing consulting services to California small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Click Here to Read the Article

 

May 9, 2019
U.S. - Caribbean Business Conference 2019

Webinar starts at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Click Here to Register

 

May 15, 2019
South Bay World Trade Week
Manufacturers' International Connection Breakfast
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive 
Torrance, CA 90503 

In celebration of World Trade Week, the City of Torrance, District Export Council Southern California and Hong Kong Trade Development Council are presenting a complimentary half-day program for the South Bay business community to learn some practical tips and valuable experience from other successful entrepreneurs as well as resources available for those looking to grow their businesses internationally.

Click Here to Register

ExporTech™ Partners

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Other Exporting Events

Ongoing Virtual Global Fair

Textiles, Apparel, & Sporting Goods Virtual Fair (Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service)

Virtually promote your Made in the USA products and services and connect with foreign buyers.

Find out more at Export.gov
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January 22,  2019

Promoting Your Exports - the Flight Path to Success*

LAX Flight Path Museum & Learning Center
Los Angeles, CA 

 
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CMTC is one of the event sponsors.

Important News

New E.U. Regulation: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union has adopted new data privacy legislation which creates a higher level of protection for consumers and stronger rules for companies. The GDPR is applicable as of May 25, 2018 and applies to U.S. companies offering goods or services in the EU, processing personal data from Europe, monitoring behaviour within the EU. Severe penalties for noncompliance may result.  To ensure your company complies, contact Isabelle Roccia at isabelle.roccia@trade.gov or visit the Commercial Service EU webpage at https://build.export.gov/europeanunion/index.asp

Read Export.Gov article: https://www.export.gov/article?id=European-Union-Transferring-Personal-Data-From-the-EU-to-the-US

7 Red Flags Protecting against Fraud in Trade Finance

Fraudulent collection scams come in many different forms. One of the biggest claims ever experienced by the trade credit insurance industry was the result of internal fraud leading to bankruptcy. The financial collapse of OW Bunker in 2014 sent financial shock waves across both the shipping fuel and trade credit insurance industries. 

Read Exim.Gov article: http://grow.exim.gov/blog/seven-red-flags-protecting-against-fraud-in-trade-finance

How can we help?

CMTC is here to help small and medium-sized manufacturers to map out and assess the potential impact of AM, develop a game plan to guide adoption and grow additive manufacturing knowledge across your organization. For further information, please fill out the form or contact Chris Wentworth directly at cwentworth@cmtc.com.