The Washington District Export Council (DEC) is a volunteer organization drawn from Washington State 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 Washington firms compete and win business in the international marketplace. The Washington DEC works closely with the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service to accomplish its mission through:
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 WA DEC 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.
Washington District Export Council
Kelley, Lisa G. (DEC Chair)
Ralph B. Ibarra (2015 Vice Chair)
Bob Deane (WADEC Executive Secretary)