Virginia/Washington, D.C. District Export Council

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The Virginia/Washington, D.C. District Export Council (DEC) is a volunteer organization drawn from Virginia and Washington, D.C. businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits. The members have in-depth knowledge and experience in international business and are available as a unique source of professional advice to help other local area firms compete and win business in the international marketplace. The Virginia/Washington, D.C. DEC works closely with the Virginia and Washington, D.C. Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service to accomplish its mission through:

  • Counseling, educating and mentoring local businesses;
  • Identifying key issues affecting U.S. and Washington industry competitiveness in the global marketplace;
  • Enhancing the efforts of the Virginia and Washington, D.C. Export Assistance Centers.

Established in 1973 by the President and the Secretary of Commerce, District Export Councils are mandated to support the export expansion activities of the U.S. Department of Commerce and serve as a link between the business community and U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC) across the United States. Link to the National District Export Council website: http://www.us-dec.com/

If you have an interest in contributing your knowledge and special talents to the Virginia/Washington, D.C. District Export Council or, if we can provide a speaker for your event or answers to your questions on international trade, finance, logistics, marketing or documentation, please contact us.