There are four Texas District Export Councils in Texas, all under a nationwide network of DECs which make a significant contribution to America's international competitiveness. It is a diverse group of volunteer international trade professionals who meet for plenary sessions addressing international issues and awareness. Members are exporters of manufactured products and services, providers of export support services (accounting, finance, legal, transportation, etc.) academia, and leaders of non-profit organizations of state and local government. The majority are from the private sector and their knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice to exporters and to the entire international trade community in Texas, one of the nation's leading exporting states.
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Getting Started


The Basic Guide to Exporting, created by the U.S. Department of Commerce addresses the various issues related to doing business internationally. Read more about it...



ZTE Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay Over $430.4 Million for Violating U.S. Sanctions by Sending U.S.-Origin Items to Iran


ZTE Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay Over $430.4 Million for Violating U.S. Sanctions by Sending U.S.-Origin Items to Iran

Combined Penalty of $1.19 Billion with Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury Actions Shows All of Government Approach to Sanctions Enforcement

National District Export Council Press Release

Exports of American goods and services constitute a critical foundation of the U.S. economy. Numerous studies have shown that exports are a key component of economic growth. In order for this growth to continue, however, U.S. governmental policies that encourage exports are essential. These policies include commercial diplomacy that promotes U.S. goods and services in foreign markets, aggressive combatting of foreign trade barriers to U.S. exports, and enactment and enforcement of trade agreements that advance the state of American exports.

Jan - 17 North Texas DEC General Meeting

The North Texas District Export Council and our Partner, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Invite You and a Guest To Attend Our First General Meeting for 2017.

North Texas DEC Holiday Party - Dec 10

Pictures from the Holiday party on December 10

Nov 17 - North Texas DEC General Meeting

Discover Global Markets - Advanced Manufacturing

U.S. companies are at the forefront of a wide array of manufacturing
technologies essential to the global manufacturing supply chain. Join
the U.S. Commercial Service and the Arizona District Export Council for
DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Advanced Manufacturing and transform
market potential into international sales.

Nov 12 - Growing Your Business and Connecting with Your City - Frisco

North Texas DEC & Richardson CoC collaborates with SME Businesses in India

L to R: 

Texas exports outshine all states; DFW ranks 2nd behind Houston

Dallas Business Journal article:  Texas export volumes surpass other states by a substantial and growing margin, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro ranks second in the state behind Houston in merchandise exports, according to a report this week by 

Lawrence P Howorth 1st Vice Chair of North Texas DEC Visits India

Lawrence along with his client Srini Vasan, CEO of eShipGlobal, an Associate Member of the NTXDEC visited with the US Commercial Service in Bengaluru and Mumbai.  


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