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Introduction to GICA Webinar


Thank you to all who attended our Introduction to GICA Webinar. If you missed the live webinar, or wish to review the content, please click here.


A Message From GICA Chair on Name Change

Today, we want to share with you that the Global Offset and Countertrade Association (GOCA) decided to change its name to Global Industrial Cooperation Association (GICA) effective immediately.  Read the full Global Industrial Cooperation Association (GICA) Letter from our Chair, Maria Laine, here. 

GOCA/GICA Response to COVID-19

GOCA/GICA invites its entire community to review the association’s communication regarding COVID-19 here. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected with us!

About GOCA

Promoting global trade and understanding.

The purpose of the Global Offset and Countertrade Association (GOCA) is to promote trade and commerce between companies around the world and their foreign customers through a greater understanding of countertrade and offset.


Offers a forum for companies involved in offset and countertrade to meet. Provides resources for companies exploring the possibilities offered by countertrade or offset.

Allows its members to understand the requirements or needs of governments that require countertrade, offset, industrial cooperation, industrial benefits, or other forms of reciprocity.

Allows its members to learn how other parties have met or are meeting these requirements.

Offers a forum for its members to meet service providers who may offer cost effective solutions to offset and countertrade needs.

Affords service providers and academics who are associate members an opportunity to meet companies from around the world that need countertrade and offset solutions.

Provides education to the community at large.

Countertrade is listening to your international customers and meeting their needs. This could be in the areas of meeting an offset obligation, providing technology transfer, subcontracting, co-production, investment, marketing assistance, or the generation of hard currency.

For over 30 years, the GOCA has grown from less than ten U.S. companies at its inception as the American Countertrade Association (ACA) to over 100 globally based companies engaged in countertrade and offset as the Global Offset and Countertrade Association. The GOCA has sponsored worldwide meetings focusing on the topics of countertrade and offset. The GOCA sponsors semi-annual meetings in North America and Europe, often in cooperation with other similar professional associations, where member companies have an opportunity to network and gain further information on countertrade and offset.

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.  


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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