2014 NASBITE International Program Excellence Award recipient
The NASBITE International award for Program Excellence recognizes specific programs developed by institutions and organizations to meet a particular identified need in the global business community. The Los Angeles Regional Export Council is the 2014 awardee for the Trade Connect program.
2014 NASBITE International Advancing International Trade Award recipient
The NASBITE International award for Advancing International Trade recognized the dedication and service of those that are advancing international trade. The Port of Los Angeles is the 2014 award recipient for the state of California.
2013 Presidential E Star Award and E Award recipients
The Trade Connect program is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Presidential “E Star” award for excellence in export services. The “E Star” recognizes “E” Award winners for continued efforts in export expansion. LARExC is proud to accept this honor for one of its signature training programs with the Port of Los Angeles.
Additionally, the California CITD network is a 2013 recipient of the Presidential “E” award for excellence in export services. This is the third “E” Award received by the California CITDs; State Center Community College received an “E” Award in 2001 and Los Rios Community College received an “E” Award in 2010.
In 2012, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce received the “E Star” award. This is the highest recognition any group can receive for work in international trade, which is why we are proud to receive theses honors.
The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.
Port of Los Angeles Achievement in Trade Award
At the conclusion of the India Trade Conference at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on June 23, 2011, the Port of Los Angeles was honored by the presentation of a “Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade” in connection with its outreach efforts in export trade development in the Los Angeles region.
The award was presented by Richard M. Swanson, Jr., Director, US Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, Pacific South Region and Julie Anne Hennessy, Director of the West Los Angeles Export Assistance Center of the US Department of Commerce. The Certificate was signed by Mr. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General US & Foreign Commercial Service. During the presentation, Richard Swanson specifically mentioned the contributions made by the Port’s Trade Connect export seminars for small business as well as the joint initiative of the India Trade Conference.
The Los Angeles Customs district sets a new record exceeding 400 billion
Los Angeles is home to the largest Customs district is the United States with 409.96 billion dollars in trade with the world. Forty percent of containerized cargo in the U.S. passes through the Los Angeles Customs District. There are over 500,000 jobs tied to California port activity generating an estimated seven billion dollars in state and local taxes. Nationwide, more than two million jobs are linked to California’s public ports. Global trade and logistics are vital to our regional economy and are essential for our workforce.
World Trade Week sets a new record with more than 500 guests celebrating
For more than 80 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.
World Trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 500 guests.
World Trade Week supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy. WTW closes with the annual luncheon sponsored by the Foreign Trade Association, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, and Women in International Trade-Los Angeles.
Inaugural Release of the Trade Finance Guide Spanish version
In May 2013, LARExC celebrated the inaugural release of the Spanish version of the premier guide for export finance. Given the diverse population in Southern California, we hope to reach even more potential exporters to assist in learning methods of export finance as well as help current exporters be more competitive while protecting against payment risk.
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