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

Update: 2020 GOCA Spring Conference Postponed until Spring 2021

Message From GOCA/GICA Board of Directors:

As we face increased uncertainty and a rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) around the world, the GOCA Board decided to postpone the 2020 Spring Conference in Madrid, Spain until spring 2021. The safety and health of GOCA members, stakeholders and families is of utmost importance and we wish for everyone to stay healthy and safe.  

There is no change to our plans to hold our next conference in Orlando, Florida from November 30-December 3, 2020. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the GOCA Management Team at [email protected] 

Thank you for your support! 

Maria Laine
Chairwoman, GOCA/GICA 


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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