Membership Requirements


G.O.C.A. has two types of memberships:


Regular Members –


  • Are prime contractors engaged in manufacturing or providing services (other than offset services)
  • Are subcontractors who supply components or services (other than offset services)
  • Have incurred or anticipate incurring an offset or countertrade obligation as a condition of sale either direct from a customer or through a flow-down subcontract from a prime contractor and such offset or countertrade obligation is imposed by a country other than that where the contractor or subcontractor is based


Associate Members –


  • Are individuals or business entities who do not meet the criteria for Regular Membership
  • Are engaged, anticipate engaging, or may benefit in the business of offset or countertrade



GOCA offers the following services and benefits to its members:


  • Networking at conferences with global government representatives, major multinationals corporations, and service providers involved with offset and countertrade business
  • Training seminars on both fundamental and advanced aspects of the offset and countertrade business
  • Reduced conference fees and access to current presentations
  • Use of a specialized and secure web based tool for collaboration called “the Offset Matrix
  • Access to and discounts on the newly implemented global Career Center




  • Held semi-annually in the spring and fall
  • Global Industrial Cooperation Conference (GICC) held every two years
  • Regional conferences produced globally upon Government/Industry special requests and with Executive Committee approvals


Annual dues are on a calendar year basis from January 1st until December 31st. Beginning in 2018:

  • Companies/organizations with 200+ employees, annual dues are $2,000 per year.


All new member applications are reviewed on a rolling 30 day period, at the end of each month. For more information please contact [email protected] 

Upcoming Conferences

2020 GOCA Spring Conference
June 22-25, 2020
Melia Castilla Madrid Hotel
Madrid, Spain


Offset Matrix

GOCA is pleased to announce the launch of its Web-based offset matrix for its members. This can be a very useful tool to allow members (and ultimately non-members) to connect with other parties interested in offset in the same country.

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