BRENTWOOD -- The city is planning an International Trade Forum for July 29 to help local businesses utilize international trade as a revenue source.

According to city officials, even small businesses can take advantage of importing and exporting products overseas. The forum will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.

Topics to be discussed at the forum include government officials providing advice to local merchants on how to increase their import and export practices and how small business owners can access foreign markets through various governmental resources. The panel will feature speakers from the U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information on the event, call the city at 925-516-5405.

Reach Paula King at 925-779-7174 or pking@bayareanewsgroup.com.