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...



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.  

North Texas District Export Council - General Meeting - August 18, 2016

The next North Texas District Export Council General Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the offices of Golden, Peiser & Peiser - Address: 16800 Dallas Pkwy, #240, Dallas, TX 75248. Phone:(972) 818-5300.

The meeting will begin with a light breakfast and networking at 7:30 AM with the meeting commencing at 8:00 AM and ending by 9:30 AM.

Cybersecurity and Economic Espionage in the Global Marketplace

The North Texas District Export Council co-hosted the “Cybersecurity and Economic Espionage in the Global Marketplace” seminar at Park Central Westin hotel On May 11th.  This full day event attracted more than 50 attendees across industries.

North Texas DEC at the US-China Leadership Summit

The North Texas District Export Council participated in the annual US-China Leadership Summit held April 15, 2016 in Addison, TX - the LOGISTICS and SUPPLY CHAIN Panel. Over 200 Delegates from China and Texas participated.

Successful Breakfast with the Export Experts!

On April 5, 2016, the North Texas District Export Council (NTXDEC) in cooperation with the City of Carrolton, Economic Development Department held a “how to” breakfast seminar for companies wishing to explore growing their businesses through exporting.

Now Accepting HDEC Scholarship Applications for 2016 - UPDATED Deadline April 15,2016!

Dear Houston DEC Membership and Friends,

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Texas tops nation in new trade ranking - 3rd Year In A Row Texas Tops California for High-Tech Exports

Austin Business Journal
February 10, 2016
Susan Saporito, Managing Editor, San Antonio Business Journal
A new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report ranks Texas as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year.  The Lone Star state had more than $251 billion in goods exported in 2015.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement following the release of export figures for the entire nation, saying the Texas statistics are another testament to the state’s strengthening economy.

North Texas DEC Launches Education and Training Partnership Program

The North Texas District Export Council (NTDEC) is pleased to announce that it has developed the Education and Training Partnership Program with area Chambers of Commerce.  All of the Chambers and the NTDEC offer various educational and training programs to meet the needs of their target audience.  The Education and Training Partnership Program provides an avenue for synergy between each of the participant organizations.  Together the participants of the program can provide additional value to the communities that we serve.


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