Greetings from the Chairman

​FTCA is Proudly Expanding its Reach!

Founded in 2007, The Foreign Trade Commissioners Association in New York (FTCA) has historically served as a networking group for New York-based foreign trade offices. In recent years, an increasing number of these offices have merged or started working closely with the investment promotion agencies of their respective countries and regions, and many of those organizations have found FTCA to be beneficial as well.

Now encompassing 105 offices from 77 countries, FTCA strives to build value for its members, our constituents at home, the business community, and federal and local governments in the United States. We endeavor to continue our vision of providing opportunities to learn and share through these global partnerships.

FTCA members serve as your resource for advice on bilateral trade and investment opportunities with their respective countries. Please check the downloadable Members Directory on this website for information and contacts, and I encourage you to reach out to any and all that may be of assistance.

Daniel Bangser
FTCA Chairman
Trade Commissioner & FDI Director North America, Switzerland

FTCA Events


Hosted by Bloomberg Government, the National Foreign Trade Council, and FTCA

Location: Bloomberg Headquarters, 731 Lexington Avenue, New York
Time: Afternoon conference followed by networking reception (exact time TBD)

This global outlook will feature a high level panel discussion and plenty of networking


Hosted by Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Location: Ramscale, 463 West Street (West Village), New York
Time: 6 – 8 PM

This hip and inspiring international networking event is going to be held in conjunction with 2014 World Trade Week, with the objective to connect and establish relationships for all Young Professionals throughout NYC. Admission Price for FTCA Members and MCC Members is $15, for Non-members: $30.

MCC Young Professionals Going Global: Developing International Relationships

  05/14/14      The Emerging Global Trade Agenda: Trans-Pacific 

                        Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment

                        Partnership (TTIP), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

                        and the Politics of Trade

Sponsored by:

Previous FTCA Events

International Opportunities for Mid-Atlantic CleanTech/IT & 
Telecom Companies

Hosted by the New Jersey Technology Center

2014 Economic Update at the New York Stock Exchange
Hosted by the European American Chamber of Commerce New York

Food Industry Review 2013
Hosted by The Food Institute

International Investment Conference: “Investment Incentives -
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Assessing the Costs, Benefits
and Options for Policy Reform”

Hosted by Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International
Investment, Columbia Law School - Earth Institute, Columbia University

2013 IPA Forum at the Offices of the Commonwealth of Puerto
Hosted by The PONT Group

The Empire Strikes Back: The New Frontier of US Tax Reporting,
at UBS
Hosted by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

NYC Economic Overview & Resource Meeting, at FIT
Hosted by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Westchester County Reverse Trade Mission and Reception, at
Morgan Stanley

Hosted by The Westchester County Association

World Trade Week: A Conversation with European Trade
Commissioner, at SUNY

Hosted by The European-American Chamber of Commerce