Arizona’s Voice for Global Trade

A Personal Letter from Our Chair

The Arizona District Export Council (DEC) provides local leadership in international trade through its 30+ member council of international trade veterans and experts, all appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The District Export Council:

  • Collaborates with Arizona business, public and private sector groups to stimulate economic growth through trade and investment;
  • Advocates for a well-informed public and political dialogue about global business in Arizona;
  • Prepares Arizona to be a “global ready” State; and,
  • Supports the Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center, a division of the U.S. Commercial Service.
Arizona DEC – 30-Member Industry Representation:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture / Ranching / Growers
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Mining
  • Tourism
Arizona DEC – Four (4) Active Committees:
  1. Trade Policy & Legislative Affairs
  2. Export Resources
  3. Education
  4. Communications

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    Jessica Pomper is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the International Trade Administration Regardless of whether you love or hate the New England Patriots, I’m sure you saw Tom Brady’s jersey everywhere the days leading up to and immediately following the Super Bowl. But how sure are you that […]
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  • New Mexico Exporter Brings Clean Water to World Markets May 16, 2019
    This blog post originally appeared on Thomas.   Curt Cultice is a Senior Communications Specialist for the International Trade Administration. Growing up in Waco, Texas, Stan Lueck always had a knack for environmental science, especially soil and water. He pursued his career interest in the late 1970s and early 80s by earning a Bachelor of Science […]
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  • A Free and Open Indo-Pacific Ignites U.S. Business Opportunities and the American Workforce May 13, 2019
    Diane Farrell is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade Administration’s Office of Asia  Last July at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, Secretary Ross along with other senior Administration officials, reaffirmed the U.S. government economic efforts to advance the President’s vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.  The United States’ vision of a free and open […]
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  • The United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement and its Key Benefits May 9, 2019
    Responses provided by the International Trade Administration’s Office of North America USMCA Team On November 30, 2018, the Trump Administration successfully negotiated an agreement with Mexico and Canada modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now known as the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Have there been any further developments or updates since […]
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  • Unlocking the Doors to Global Success May 8, 2019
    Susan Crawford is part of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Integrated Strategic Communications Team focused on showcasing America’s Export Experts and bringing to light useful and publicly available export insights. “If we get introduced to key partners, that is gold for a company like ourselves,” said Gary Gysin, CEO of Liquid Robotics from 2016-2019. The small […]
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  • USA Spends Seven Years Atop Key Business Index May 7, 2019
    Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA in the International Trade Adminsitration Some say that a person needs to hear a fact seven times before they will remember it. It’s called the Rule of 7. Whether it’s fact or fiction, I can’t be the judge. But in my time working at the International Trade […]
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  • Travel and Tourism Means Big Business for the United States, Including Manufacturers May 6, 2019
    Phil Lovas is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism, Industry & Analysis for the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce May is World Trade Month, a time when we celebrate the importance of international trade to the economy and creating jobs.  I find it fitting that we also celebrate National Travel and Tourism […]
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  • Looking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started May 2, 2019
    David M. Glaccum is SBA’s Associate Administrator for International Trade and Pat Kirwan is the Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat In celebration of World Trade Month, federal trade promotion agencies will host our annual “Go Global” webinar series throughout May. U.S. businesses will learn about strategies and resources to increase global sales. […]
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  • The International Trade Administration Celebrates World Trade Month May 1, 2019
    Gilbert Kaplan is the Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration  During World Trade Month, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will celebrate our commitment to preserving free, fair, and reciprocal trade that enhances American prosperity. Our nation is among the most innovative and open economies in the world, and for decades the United […]
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  • Teaming Up for Tech at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit April 30, 2019
    David Steel is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Samsung Electronics America, which is an official sponsor of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Samsung marked its 40th year in the United States in 2018, an investment that has been nothing short of essential to our company’s success. Not only was it an accomplishment worth […]
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