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Serving Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region

It’s Never too Late to Learn

Free Webinar: Classifying Your Products for Importing and Exporting

On July 1, 2022, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States was updated for the sixth time this year. If you import or export, you need to make sure you’re using the right HTS codes.
Now is the perfect time to learn or refresh your knowledge about finding the correct HTS or Schedule B codes by watching the free, one-hour webinar, Classifying Your Products for Importing and Exporting.


WTC is On a Mission to expand trade internationally

Missions Coming to Us

AUGUST 2022- A Delegation from Bangladesh is heading to New Orleans, courtesy of our WTC partners in Washington, DC. :
“Every expert we have consulted talks about the similarities between the Mississippi River system and the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Surma and Chittagong river systems in Bangladesh.”

While in New Orleans, a Business Roundtable will be held to meet the delegates and our colleagues at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
The delegation has expressed an interest in learning about U.S. technologies and best practices for dredging, In-land port operations, ferry services and ticketing, waterfront development, terminal management, navigation and safety, environmental management, and jetty design and construction.
U.S. companies in these sectors are encouraged to attend.


Contact Allyson Browne McKithen for more information!

Outbound Missions

October 2022- SUSTA will take our Southern exporters to Mexico City and Monterrey to better understand the market and meet with key contacts of the retail and foodservice industry. 

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The World Trade Center is excited to announce the launch of its LOUISIANA GLOBAL GUMBO PODCAST Series

In a state that overflows with talent and opportunity, Louisiana Global Gumbo(LGG)serves to lay out the ingredients that make Louisiana and its place in the world so exceptional. Produced and co-hosted by Jason French, French Strategic Partners, and Ed Webb, CEO, World Trade Center New Orleans, listeners can tune in as some of Louisiana’s most recognized names in business, trade, and politics are invited to dig into the culture, entrepreneurship, and natural resources that make Louisiana an economic powerhouse.   

The LGG table will have podcast guests from across our state including the likes of Mike Strain, LA Commissioner of Agriculture, and Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO Inc., with each of our special podcast guests providing a nutritious helping of internationally focused information ranging from global opportunities and challenges, innovation, and entrepreneurs with each addressing the complexities, uncertainties, impacts on efficiency, and new strategic approaches in various industries. 

Listen to “Louisiana Global Gumbo” on your preferred podcast platform (Apple, Amazon, Spotify)– or visit

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How We Help


Supporting policy and projects to promote global opportunities

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Hosting a steady lineup of dynamic speakers, programs and events

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Bringing together public and private sector leaders to help grow Louisiana businesses

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