World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD) is a San Diego based trade association that provides comprehensive international business services and global lead-generation to facilitate and expand business internationally for regional clients. With services such as global data mining, intercultural communication training, global market briefings, trade missions and export documentation, World Trade Center San Diego helps businesses start or expand upon their international operations. We are San Diego's go to destination for international trade.
Leveraging its global network of 330 World Trade Centers and 2 million+ affiliate partners, WTCSD is a proven forum for international referrals, match-making and research. WTCSD is licensed by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York City and is affiliated with an international network of 2 million+ international members and patrons.
To provide comprehensive international trade services and key global contacts to facilitate and expand trade for regional and worldwide clients.
WTCSD is a private-public partnership established in 1994, with the City of San Diego, the Unified Port of San Diego, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority co-holding the license to operate.
Governed by a Board of Directors of 45 of San Diego's top international business professionals, community leaders, and elected officials.
Licensed in 1994, as a 501(C)6 non-profit corporation.
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The WTCA was born out of a studied need to create facilities that would serve as focal points for the convenience of the promotion of international commerce. The facilitation of commerce was recognized early; first as a form of physical interaction of various people in the chain: locally, then regionally, then internationally.
In 1999, World Trade Center San Diego was one of the first World Trade Centers internationally to be certified by the WTCA, receiving a "best practices" designation for our trade missions.