About us

 The Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association is a volunteer organization since 1986 comprising the Trade Representatives from foreign governments based in Chicago, with jurisdiction mostly for the Midwest Region of the United States. CITCA currently has about 50 members representing more than 40 countries from across the globe As CITCA we inform people about the Midwest and our home countries, connecting companies, organizing participations in trade shows, facilitating trade missions, fostering academic partnerships, to list just a few.

We recognize international business is a “two-way street” and partnerships are crucial to sustained economic success. The CITCA members contained in this Directory are your one-stop source of advice on bilateral trade opportunities in our respective countries and we are ready and happy to assist you. Goal: to facilitate the expansion of international trade and investment between their respective countries (or regions) and the Midwest. 

Our Story

 We recognize international business is a “two-way street” and partnerships are crucial to sustained economic success. The CITCA members contained in this Directory are your one-stop source of advice on bilateral trade opportunities in our respective countries and we are ready and happy to assist you. Goal: to facilitate the expansion of international trade and investment between their respective countries (or regions) and the Midwest. 

How Trade Commissions can assist your business

 “Connecting you with suppliers of a particular product/service originated in our home country Arrange trade delegations visits to our home countries to explore a particular industry, company, etc. Advice on investment opportunities and incentives that the central government can provide to companies that decide to invest in our countries Invite companies to participate and trade shows and forums organized by our home countries either in the US or at home Share information of potential bid opportunities for key projects to be developed in our home countries .”