As your company expands, or you are approached by customers abroad, you will want to familiarize yourself with the how-to of importing or exporting and increase your knowledge of international business. The Orange County SBDC offers you vetted resources that you can tap based on your preferred style of acquiring the skills to be a successful business in the world. The following resources will help you with the essentials of feasibility studies, logistics, and establishing your company in international markets.
Whether you are importing or exporting, there are a few steps that you would need to know:
- Understand the culture, political
atmosphere and legalities of the country
and companies you are planning to do
- Research for a logistics company to
import or export your goods.
- Understand the requirements,
paperwork and payment methods to import
- Develop an international business
In the chart bellow, there are links to guide you on
essential information about importing and exporting.
If you are interested on training from experts in
international trade, please check the calendars of the
following sources that offer workshops either online or
in your area.
Rancho Santiago Center for International Trade
Now that you have acquired some understanding of
doing business internationally, we recommend
individually consulting to address your particular
The Centers of International Trade Development (CITD)
programs and services include one-on-one technical
assistance and consulting, market research, training and
- Individualized assistance as an exporter, importer, or
global marketing organization
- Export and import education programs for businesses
Export Readiness Assessment - a Web-based self-test of a
company's export readiness that provides immediate
feedback and tips.
Centers for International Trade Development (CITD)
Deliver – Export and Import Programs
Inform – Transaction & Regulatory Assistance
Expand – International Marketing Opportunities &
To schedule an appointment please contact:
Phone: 714 564-5414