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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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...



Trans-Pacific Partnership: What you need to know about the most progressive trade agreement in history

Why We Trade

Texas Export Up in 2014!

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The North Texas District Export Council has relaunched it's LinkedIn site.  We invite you to join in the discussion....

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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.

Export Success Series: Texas’ Polyguard Products Wins “E” Award for Expansion into Colombian Market


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Export Success Series: Texas’ Polyguard Products Wins “E” Award for Expansion into Colombian Market

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.

North Texas DEC Member Discusses the Little-Noticed Role of Trade in Small Business Success

As a new Congress settles in, members of both parties have identified trade as a prime area for bipartisan cooperation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker John Boehner (-Ohio), and President Obama—in his State of the Union address last night—have all called for renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which gives Congress a stronger role in U.S. trade negotiations.
While many think trade is the domain of big business, 98 percent of the 300,000 American companies that export are small and medium-sized businesses. These firms account for one-third of U.S. merchandise exports, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The number of small and mid-sized companies that export has nearly tripled over the past two decades.
Consider Dallas-based Chem-Crete International. Founded in 1969, it manufactures a permanent, environmentally safe, user-friendly and economical liquid waterproofing material for the concrete industry. Why does trade matter to Chem-Crete or to our country?
“In a word,” said Chem-Crete President and CEO Radi Al-Rashed, “it comes down to jobs.” Chem-Crete has expanded its global reach to the point that it now exports its products to more than 85 countries, and it now employs 20 workers.
However, small businesses often find the playing field for trade isn’t level. While the U.S. market is generally open, exports face foreign tariffs that often soar into double digits as well as a thicket of non-tariff barriers.


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