San Diego CITD Update
April 2018
In This Edition
Vista High School , in collaboration with the Vista Workability Program, held a Job & Career Fair at its campus on March 2nd. The event provided employers, educational institutions, and other organizations with the opportunity to talk with students about employment and career opportunities in various fields.  Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade /CITD staff members, Gabriel Reyes and Monica Rosas, participated in the event and promoted careers and educational options in global trade, logistics, supply chain management, as well as the CITD's  Youth Entrepreneurship Program , which provides training to youth and young adults on how to start their own business. All 2,500 of the school's students were allowed to participate in the event.

Understanding INCOTERMS Workshop

INCOTERMS are vital to international trade transactions. If your foreign buyers asks you to quote a price "CIF Tokyo", do you know how to respond? If not, you could lose out on potential business. This workshop will give importers and exporters a comprehensive, clear, and illustrative guide to the 11 INCOTERMS and how to use them in international trade. 

Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • Are INCOTERMS for the exporter or importer?
  • Who has the risk?
  • Does it affect my payment?
  • Can you change INCOTERMS?
  • How to avoid legal issues
  • More...
Cost: $20

Space is limited. Register Today!
Your Business May Qualify for a Free Booth in the California Pavilion at the 4th Industrial Meeting DIMBC Expo

The San Diego CITD invites small and medium-sized manufacturers to participate in the California Pavilion at the 4th Industrial Meeting DIMBC 2018.

The mission of the industrial meeting/trade show, which will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, is to connect Baja California manufacturers with suppliers from Mexico and the United States. More than 2,000 visitors and more than 100 exhibitors visit the 1-day event. Activities included in the event are:


     - Business to Business (B2B) sessions

     - Academic program with curricular value

     - A forum on upcoming industrial trends

     - Award ceremony for the best Manufacturing plant
       "Enrique Mier y Teran" Award.

     - Tours of manufacturing facilities*


There are many products and services currently in demand by Baja California manufacturers. As part of the California State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, you may be able to qualify for a free booth at the expo to exhibit your products/services.


For a full list of products/services currently in demand by Baja California Manufacturers participating in this event and information on how to qualify for a free booth, click here.

Careers in Global Trade and Engineering Professional Development Event

If you are a High School or College educator, come learn about rewarding career opportunities for your students in growing industry sectors in our region.

This professional development event will include:
  • Overview of the Global Trade sector
  • Opportunity to talk with manufacturing engineers
  • Participation in the MEXPORT industrial trade show
  • Tour a Global Supply Chain operation
Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

For additional information, click here.

Join the CITD at MEXPORT 2018, which will be held on April 26, 2018. Come visit us at Booth #84.

MEXPORT, organized by the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, is the premier cross border business expo in the  Cali-Baja  region promoting trade and business opportunities.

This year MEXPORT will include Business-to-Business Executive Sessions between buyers from major manufacturers, service providers, and potential suppliers. These sessions will be included with booth registration and will feature  major manufacturers and service providers such as Plantronics , Kyocera, Samsung,  and Jensen Meat , in addition to a variety of industry representatives from the  medical , aerospace , furniture   and electronics industry. 
Major services and components being sought out include labels, packaging, plastics, copper and steel wiring, trucking and specialized logistics services.  

For more information on exhibiting or attending MEXPORT, click here.

ExporTechâ„¢ is a national export assistance program that helps companies enter or expand in global markets. Jointly offered by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the U.S. Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Department of Commerce, ExporTech applies a structured export strategy development process that assists 4-8 companies to accelerate growth. It is the only national program where each company develops a written export plan, that is vetted by a panel of experts upon completion.  ExporTech efficiently connects companies with a wide range of world-class experts that help navigate the export sales process. The result is that companies rapidly expand global sales and save countless hours of effort.
CMTC® will be bringing the ExporTech program to Corona, California in May. For more information on this program and to apply to participate,  Click Here.

Imperial Valley International Trade Seminar

The Imperial Valley International Trade Seminar which will be held April 18-19th is hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service. Come discover the resources available for your business to grow globally.

The San Diego CITD will be participating on the "Financing Resources for your Global Business" panel discussion on the 19th. 

For more information, click here.

Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logistics

Part of the California Community Colleges "Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Econony" initiative, the DSN for Global Trade & Logistics is focused on aligning curriculum and training programs in International Business and Logistics, across the community colleges in the San Diego & Imperial Counties region, to meet industry needs and help students develop successful career paths in high-growth, high-wage industries.
Visit the DSN website for information on international business-related programs, resources, and tools for students, employers, faculty, and workers.

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About the CITD

Expand your business through International Trade! 

The San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD) assists small and medium-sized enterprises expand internationally by providing low and no-cost programs and services including, one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events.

International trade counseling is available by appointment at the following San Diego CITD Locations:

National City
Southwestern College Higher Education Center
National City
880 National City Blvd.
Suite 7100
National City, CA 91950   

Chula Vista
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Road
Building 660
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Otay Mesa
SWC Higher Education Center Otay Mesa
8100 Gigantic Street
Room 4106
San Diego, CA 92154

East County
East County EDC
127 East Lexington Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

For appointments, call
(619) 482-6393 or visit

The CITD initiative was awarded the prestigious Presidential "E" Award for its significant contribution to helping expand export trade.
International Business and Logistics Programs at San Diego Community Colleges

Supply Chain Management Certifications Offered in Collaboration with the San Diego CITD/DSNGTL

SCPro Fundamentals

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
California STEP

California STEP , funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, facilitates export promotion activities, serving targeted industries to drive exports for small business.

California STEP Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) Program
California STEP Registration Form -2017
Ask Us How You Can Participate

California Export Guide
SDSU CIBER  in partnership with ThinkGlobal Inc.,, has launched the  California Export Guide , available in print and online. The colorful, magazine-style guide is a free resource for California exporters to find the tools they need to succeed in global markets.
CITD Border Export Program

Want to increase your sales by supplying to major international manufacturers?
The CITD  Border Export Program can help match you with manufacturers looking for your products and services.

Are you ready to pursue and win government contracts? If so, visit the  San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center(SDCOC), also known as the San Diego PTAC, is a resource partner of the San Diego CITD.



Reference in this newsletter to any specific commercial products, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the San Diego CITD, or its officers, employees or agents.