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U.S. Leads WTO Partners in Clinching Landmark Expansion of Information Technology Agreement

ITA’s completion is a major win for American technology exporters and a step forward for President Obama’s Middle Class Economics trade agenda

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International Executive Forum on "International Cyber Security"

The North Texas District Export Council held its first International Executive Forum on "International  Cyber Security", Irving, Texas, May 20, 2015.

North Texas DEC Member's Company, Polyguard Products, Speaks Out Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Date: June 3, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News' Karen Borta traveled to the White House to interview President Barack Obama about the proposed major trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Supporters say it will increase wages and lead to more jobs. But critics say they don’t believe that will happen.
The President told CBS11 the deal would keep jobs here, raise wages and open new markets. “The truth is this is going to be extraordinarily open,” says President Obama. “We don’t have an agreement yet, so it’s true what we haven’t laid out the actual agreement, this just gives us the authority to negotiate.”
President Obama says the trade deal being negotiated would put new standards in place that would help protect workers and the environment. And the President says it would help North Texas companies like Ennis-based Polyguard Products. The CEO there supports the deal.
“These things have expanded the economy in the past,” says John Muncaster. “If we don’t join the world league and play in it – and then we’ll have to go back down to the minor league.” The company employs around 120 people and exports to more than 30 countries. Muncaster says the Trans-Pacific Partnership would open even more markets for them, allowing them to hire more workers.

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies - October 8 & 9, 2015

Join ​​the ​​U.S. ​​Commercial ​​Service, ​​the ​​U.S ​​Department ​​of ​​Commerce’s ​ ​​export ​​promotion ​​agency, ​​and ​​the ​North ​Texas ​District ​​Export ​​Council ​​for ​​a ​​two‐day ​​international ​​business ​​conference ​​exploring ​​emerging ​​export ​​opportunities ​​in ​​e-commerce. 

North Texas District Export Council (NTDEC) International Executive Forum—International Cyber Security - May 20

International Executive Forum—International Cyber Security
With increasing online activities for sourcing materials/products and making/receiving payments, cyber security becomes more important today than ever before.  How to protect us from fraud and supply chain destruction and minimize the risks in global trade is on top of our agenda.  If you are a business owner, COO, CFO, treasurer, controller or compliance personnel, you do not want to miss this opportunity to protect your company's bottom line.


Data show that trade promotion legislation, new trade agreements would benefit Texas’s workers and businesses

WASHINGTON – Merchandise exports from Texas hit $289.0 billion in 2014, reaching a new record. Texas’s exports in 2014 helped the U.S. achieve a record high for goods and services exports: $2.35 trillion.


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