Working for Arizona's Exporters

Our Mission

Arizona’s District Export Council

is a diverse group of volunteer trade professionals dedicated to helping you develop export sales and thus contribute to the National Export Program.

We are successful exporters, accountants, lawyers, freight forwarders, bankers, trade professionals, academics, and members of local government. We pool our knowledge to provide a source of professional real-world advice to businesses and to the state’s international trade community.


The Arizona DEC provides leadership and trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion work. We represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide business mentoring on the export process, trade education through our online export training website, plus workshops, seminars and community outreach to encourage Arizona firms to export.


We follow a value and results-driven approach to serve as a model for fellow District Export Councils nationally and adhere to the goals of:

1. Promoting export opportunities
2. Advocating trade promotion policies
3. Supporting businesses in developing export successes


We invite you to reach out, attend our events, and use us as a resource to help grow your export sales.

Your Arizona DEC Members

each have special expertise in international trade, and are dedicated to helping businesses in our state develop global sales.

Mr. Doug Brunke

CEO, Global Chamber

DEC Treasurer

Mr. Steve Rodis

Wallace, Plese + Dreher, LLP

DEC Executive Secretary

Mr. Steve Zylstra

President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council


Need expert advice on international trade? Just ask us; the DEC offers free mentoring to Arizona’s companies. Our members each have special trade knowledge they are eager to share to help businesses in our state develop export sales.


Arizona Commerce Authority

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Arizona Chamber of Commerce

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Sun Corridor

Maricopa Association of Governments

Pima County Association of Governments


Before you get on a plane and start spending serious money, it’s important to understand the export process. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

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upcoming National DEC Events

Dec 2019

Date & Time Event Details
2 December 2019
31 Dec 2021
All Day
Special NASBITE CGBP Exam and Study Package Offer

Jun 2020

Date & Time Event Details
15 June 2020
31 Jul 2024
All Day
Recording of Webinar on China’s Belt and Road Initiative - Update on Impacts
30 June 2020
1 Jul 2024
All Day
Recording of Webinar on China's Belt and Road Initiative - The Digital Silk Road Recording of Webinar on China's Belt and Road Initiative - The Digital Silk Road

Nov 2020

Date & Time Event Details
12 November 2020
12 Nov 2024
12:00 am
Recording of the 2020 NADEC Virtual Fall Forum held on October 8, 2020

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