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...



What a Failed TPP Would Mean for the U.S. Economy

International Executive Forum - Trans Pacific Partnership: Obstacles & Opportunities

On Friday, August 21, the North Texas DEC, in partnership with the North Texas USEAC, hosted an International Executive Forum at Richland College in Dallas, TX. It was attended by 30 companies.

The topics of discussion were the potential benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the lapse of EXIM Bank’s authorization. These are both important issues which affect the competitiveness of America’s exporters.

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

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

Why We Trade

Texas Export Up in 2014!

Invitation to North Texas DEC LinkedIn

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. 


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