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World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD) is Southern California’s leading international trade association with direct access to the largest international trade network in the world. Operating under the World Trade Centers Association, headquartered in New York City, WTCSD is able to leverage contacts and databases in over 330 global markets in over 100 countries. World Trade Center, one of the largest professional associations in the world, has over 2,000,000 corporate members worldwide, in every area of international business. For 18 years and counting, WTCSD has been the leading source of international business services, data mining, global lead-generation, match-making, and international thought leadership.

WTCSD 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, market-entry strategies, export readiness evaluations, trade missions and export documentation, and more... World Trade Center San Diego helps businesses start or expand upon their international operations. 


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.

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