Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

Small and medium-sized companies are able to take advantage of free or low-cost international trade technical assistance through one-on-one consulting in the following areas:

  • International Readiness Assessment
  • International Distribution and Logistics
  • International Financing
  • Market Research
  • Export/Import Documentation
  • International Law and Regulations

International Shipping and Logistics

Fresno’s CITD provides solutions for businesses, public agencies, and individuals seeking assistance in international trade and commerce. Whether it’s computers, fresh produce, or equipment, the CITD will tell you what documents are required by importing countries, caution you about potential trade barriers, and work with you to find a workable solution to your particular export need. Our goal is to make it easier for you to get your products into foreign markets. The CITD is your answer to  questions relating to international shipping and logistics to ensure the safe and timely delivery of your goods.

Global Market Research

The CITD develops customized market research and/or market-entry plans for California companies interested in entering emerging foreign markets.  Preference is given to research projects with the potential to substantially enhance regional employment and income levels. Some projects are conducted on a “no fee” basis by program staff. Other projects are conducted on a fixed or variable price cost-sharing basis.