Resources and Incentives
Resources and Incentives

From networking to financing, there are many business resources and financial incentives to help you start and grow your business. Explore what’s available.

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Foreign Trade Zone 202
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) program allows U.S.-based companies to defer, reduce or even eliminate Customs duties on products admitted within more than 40 Trade Zones in the Port of Los Angeles. Under this program, certain types of merchandise can be imported without going through formal Customs entry procedures or paying import duties until the products are transferred from the FTZ sites for U.S. consumption. If merchandise never enters the U.S. commerce or is re-exported to other countries, then no duties are paid on those items.
Port Industry Technology Advancement Program
The Technology Advancement Program provides funding, guidance, and staff support to test emission reduction technologies for the port industry.
Port Technologies Development Center
Port Technologies (PortTech) is an innovation and commercialization center that assists tech entrepreneurs in developing products and services that serve the maritime industry.
Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect Program
The Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect Program provides and co-sponsors seminars focused on the fundamentals of exporting, including costs, risks and steps as well as the basics of commercial transaction, finding overseas markets, trade financing, documentation and logistics.
Milken Institute New-to-Export 101 (NTE 101)
The Milken Institute’s NTE 101-Los Angeles provides each participating NTE with a mentor to guide them through a standardized set of services to ensure they receive the knowledge, training, and support they need to succeed.
California’s Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) ExporTech™
CMTC facilitates ExporTech™ for Manufacturers, a corporate management program that provides Executive Teams strategic focus, connects them to global trade resources, and enables them to create an export growth plan so they maximize business opportunities in global markets.
Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LAREXC)
LARExC is non-profit, non-partisan, membership-based organization serving the Los Angeles region to promote and facilitate global trade and investment. It was established following the recommendations of the Brookings Institution. Since 2009, Brookings has provided LARExC guidance and counsel to continue developing export and foreign investment initiatives to create regional employment.
World Trade Center Los Angeles
The World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) provides business assistance to international companies seeking to locate or expand operations in Los Angeles, and to local companies seeking to export products and services to the international market.
Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association
Established in 1949, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) promotes the Southern California customs brokerage, freight forwarding and NVOCC industry as a whole. LACBFFA takes an active role in organizing and participating in seminars, workshops and conferences which are relevant to its members and the industry.
California International Trade Center
The California ITC offers international trade services to companies and individuals in the state of California with a special focus on cross-border ecommerce. The California ITC has experts and resources available through our website, workshops, training and consultations. The CITC is a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad.