California State Trade Export Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with a variety of federal and state government agencies, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations, has developed an array of activities designed to assist California small businesses with export sales and international market expansion

Activities include: (Registration information available here).

  • WUSATA: Informational Seminars Dec 5-7, 2018 (San Francisco, Clovis, Costa Mesa)
  • WUSATA: Gulfood Trade Show – Feb 17-21, 2019 (Dubai)
  • WUSATA: FoodEX Trade Show – March 5-8, 2019 (Tokyo, Japan)
  • WUSATA: HOFEX Trade Show – May 7-10, 2019 (Hong Kong)

California Small Business Export Program (California STEP):

  • Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) Program – Information/Registration

    The Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) program is a sub-program of California STEP. The ICEP program will be used to reimburse eligible California small businesses up to $3,000 USD for specific export promotion related expenses performed on trade promotion related activities.

All food and agricultural activities are facilitated in partnership with the Fresno Center for International Trade Development – a CDFA trade partner. The California STEP program is funded in part through a grant award with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The STEP program is funded in part through a grant award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for individuals with disability will be made if requested in advance.