The mission of the Trade Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee is to identify, support, and promote the trade policies of the U.S. that will result in an increase in U.S. exports, enhancement of the competitive position of U.S. exporters, and improvement in the U.S. balance of trade. In addition, this committee’s mission includes identification, supports and advocacy of key trade legislative issues which impact American exporters (particularly small to medium-sized exporters), the U.S. export competitive position, the Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the legislative activities of the local DECs. These trade legislative issues include matters such as free trade agreements and federal government exporter assistance programs, including, for example, US&FCS Gold Key programs and U.S. Export-Import Bank export financing programs. Trade Policy and Legilative Affairs Committee also identifies foreign trade barriers that hinder U.S. exporters and exports, as well as the U.S. legislative and regulatory policies that are disincentives to exporting.
While performing its tasks Trade Policy and Legislative Affairs committee continuously communicates and works together with Regional Legislative Coordinators who are appointed to coordinate the legislative affairs at eight regional District Export Council networks in the U.S.
The mission of the Outreach and Education Committee is to communicate with local DECs regarding activities engaged in by the National DEC, to be a resource for sharing Best Practices among the DECs, to support the efforts of U.S. Export Assistance Centers, and to provide information to the public regarding trade and exporting. This mission is accomplished by regular communication between the National DEC, local DECs and USEAC offices.
The mission of the Export University Liaison is to manage the relationship between the National District Export Council and Export University, Inc. and to support the implementation and offerings of the Export University program and courses by the District Export Councils. For more information on the Export University program, please visit the Export University.