Whether you are a seasoned exporter or simply ready to learn about business opportunities overseas, the award-winning Trade Connect export education program, sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, is about connecting your business to a whole new world of export markets. Since 2007, we have helped transform California businesses into successful exporters of products and services around the globe.
Ninety-five percent (95%) of the world’s population, and thus consumers, live outside of the United States, but only one percent (1%) of all U.S. companies export and only fifteen percent (15%) of all U.S. manufacturers export. Seventy percent (70%) of the world’s wealth is outside of the U.S., and the global discretionary income of the middle class tends to spend the most. U.S. products are in high demand as they have an excellent reputation for being made to the highest quality standards that are sought after in the discriminating global market. These trade statistics create a very favorable environment for U.S businesses to enter the international marketplace.