International Trade Center

International Trade Center


The World Affairs Council of Austin’s International Trade Center (ITC) supports Texas businesses which seek opportunities outside of the United States.  ITC representatives work closely with corporate decision-makers from abroad who wish to have a presence, develop strategic alliances, and access the Texas market. ITC representatives establish high-level meetings between business executives, local, and state government representatives to identify opportunities for collaboration; Promote expansion of Texas products and services to other countries; and Actively cultivate working relationships between Texas and non-Texas companies in a targeted effort to develop markets for products and services.

The ITC has established strategic partnerships with local, national and international organizations. If your organization would like to explore a similar partnership with the World Affairs Council of Austin and the International Trade Center, please contact Ben Ramirez

Examples of ITC programming:


Japan – USA Business Opportunities Dinner Panel & Discussion

In collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, the World Affairs Council of Austin presented “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan: A Japan – USA Business Opportunities Dinner Panel & Discussion.”

Participants learned about the state of Japan’s economy, its current business climate and specific trade opportunities available to local businesses.

The details of this event are available here.


Cultural Competence as a Paradigm for Peace

There is a general tendency amongst people of good will to believe that we as human beings are more similar than different and that despite some

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Linking Texas to Life Sciences Industry Opportunities in the UK

Last month, a delegation from Britain, including members of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), the Foreign and Commonwealth

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JETRO: Your Business Partner for Japan

Is your company looking to stake a claim in the world’s third largest economy? Japan enjoys political and economic stability, provides strong IP

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Texas-Belarus Business Council

The World Affairs Council of Austin established a Texas Belarus Business Council, during the Fourth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit. Key functions of

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Japan’s Consul General Takaoka Addresses WAC Austin

Remarks to the World Affairs Council of Austin by Japan’s Consul-General Nozomu Takaoka at the welcoming dinner for the Keidanren (Japan

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ITC Executive Director Ben Ramirez to Speak at Luleå TTIP Conference

International TTIP summit in Swedish Lapland 2-3 September 2015. As the capital city of the state of Texas, global trade is an important driver of

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