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301 Exclusion Extension from USTR: Deadline Feb 15, 2020.

February 6, 2020
United States Trade Representative

U.S. Business Can Request 301 Exclusion Extension from USTR: Deadline February 15, 2020. Section 301 tariff exclusions granted in March…

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President Trump signs USMCA into law

January 30, 2020
United States Trade Representative

On January 29, 2020, President Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have…

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DEC Overview

DEC members with Congressional

District Export Councils are organizations of business leaders from local communities, appointed by various U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region's local firms. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Centers and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the 59 DECs that exist throughout the country support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts. The two Ohio DECs are responsible for the creation of this website.

Currently there are approximately 1,500 DEC members who volunteer their time and specialized expertise to assist small and medium-sized businesses in their local communities establish or increase export sales, thus promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher-paying jobs for their communities. DEC members also sponsor and participate in numerous trade promotion activities, as well as advocate for effective trade policy positions.

DEC ACTIVITIES

The Ohio DEC focuses on promoting other non-profit organizations. One of the resources the Ohio DEC provides is a calendar for all surrounding non-profit events and/or conferences.

In 1960, the President asked the Secretary of Commerce to enlist the efforts of the U.S. business community in enlarging export opportunities for American firms. Responding to this challenge, the National Export Expansion Council was formed.

Meet Our Board of Directors

D Bowen

David Bowen

Co-Chair of NODEC
Kim Smith

Kimberly Smith

Co-Chair of NODEC
G Ellerhorst

Gary Ellerhorst

Chair of SODEC
Tom Norwalk

Tom Norwalk

Vice Chair of SODEC

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