District Export Councils Seek New Members
The International Trade Administration is accepting through July 15 nominations of individuals to serve as members of one of the 60 District Export Councils nationwide.
DECs are closely affiliated with the U.S. Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and play a key role in the planning and coordination of export activities in their communities. They facilitate the development of an effective local export assistance network, support the expansion of export opportunities for local U.S. companies, serve as a communication link between the business community and US&FCS, and assist in coordinating the activities of trade assistance partners to leverage available resources.
Appointment to a DEC is based on an individual’s international trade leadership in the local community, ability to influence the local environment for exporting, interest in export development, and willingness and ability to devote time to DEC activities. Members include exporters, export service providers and others whose profession supports U.S. export promotion efforts. DEC membership is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. as well as representatives of local and state governments, but federal government employees or individuals representing foreign governments are not eligible. DEC members must reside or conduct the majority of their work in the territory that the DEC covers.