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



 In 2015, Louroe Electronics received the President's "E" Award for their major contribution to U.S. Exports. Read More

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


  • 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 

Upcoming CMTC ExporTech Events

3 Sessions:  July 11, August 15, September 12, 2018 (Wednesdays)

ExporTech™ - San Luis Obispo
Historic City Hall, Room 306
6500 Palma Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93401

Click here for more information or to register.

Click here to view scholarship information and deadline dates. 


3 Sessions: July 17, August 21, September 25, 2018 (Tuesdays)

ExporTech™ -  Los Angeles/Harbor Gateway
Los Angeles Harbor College
Tech Bldg., #110, 1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA  90744

Click here for more information or to register.

Click here to view scholarship information and deadline dates. 


 Other Exporting Events


July 18, 2018

Orange County SBDC Workshop*: Global Finance Assistance for Exporters   

Digital Media Center
Santa Ana, CA
*In partnership with CMTC

Click here for more information or to register.


July 22 - 24, 2018

Baja Manufacturing Tour and Educational Forum, Aerospace, Electronics and Medical*
Tijuana Baja California
*CMTC is partnering with The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other organizations to present this event 

Application Deadline: July 13, 2018    Limited to: the first 18 small/medium-sized manufacturers that register.

Click here for more information or to register

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


 Additional Resources