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International Business Association

Welcome to the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's International Business Association.

The mission of the IBA is to promote international business and trade throughout Southern California.

Its purpose is
1.  to provide recognition and support the international trade community
2. to create an international community through education and interaction
3. to increase awareness of opportunities in foreign trade
4. to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy of world trade concerns.



CA Export Connect
Discover all the services, products, experts and financing tools you need to go global 

California International Trade Center (CITC)
We help California small and medium-sized businesses to grow sales overseas.  Access free support, resources and training needed to increase cross-border online sales

Commercial Service, Los Angeles - Exporter Update - Winter 2021
Your Los Angeles Team can provide you with

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
International Sourcing Show - Your Source of Inspiration
Integrating seven HKTDC trade fairs originally scheduled for spring, the HKTDC International Sourcing Show is set to stage from March to July 2021 in online and physical formats, offering a flexible arrangement for businesses to explore and identify opportunities across various industries.
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Port of Long Beach
"The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $170 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the nation, more than 575,000 in Southern California, and more than 50,000 jobs – or 1 in 5 – in Long Beach." -  For more information on the Port of Long Beach please visit their website or contact Joel Perler, Business Development,,

Virtual Internship  Program
Helping connect Community College students to the global workforce

IBA Board of Directors


Leah Goold-Haws
LBCC, Global Trade Initiative

Leticia Arias
Ex-Officio Member
U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC

Aileen Colon
Western Overseas Corporation

Kimia Khatami
Pacific Harbor Line

Lucius Martin
City of Long Beach Economic Development Pacific Gateway
Workforce Innovation Board

Joel Perler
Port of Long Beach

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