The Alabama District Export Council (DEC) is a volunteer organization drawn from Alabama 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 Alabama firms compete and win business in the international marketplace.
The Alabama DEC works closely with the Birmingham U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service to accomplish its mission through:
- Counseling, educating and mentoring local businesses;
- Identifying key issues affecting U.S. and Alabama industry competitiveness in the global marketplace;
- Enhancing the efforts of the Birmingham US Export Assistance Center.
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 (USEACs) across the United States.
The Alabama District Export Council is part of a National network of DECs; please visit them on the Web at www.US-DEC.com to learn more.
About the U.S. Export Assistance Center of Birmingham (USEAC)
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized Alabama companies develop international markets. Our experienced staff of International Trade Specialists at the U.S. Export Assistance Center of Birmingham will help you:
- Identify and evaluate international partners;
- Navigate international documentation challenges;
- Create market entry strategies;
- Other export related guidance.
The Birmingham Export Assistance Center is part of an international network of global professionals. We have 165 offices in 82 countries throughout the world. For more information on how we can help your company succeed in the global marketplace, and too learn first-hand how we can help your company grow internationally, visit us on the Web at http://www.export.gov/alabama/, or call (205) 731-1331.