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Our Mission: The New York District Export Council contributes leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.

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The New York District Export Council helps small and medium-sized businesses in the New York City metropolitan area and all of eastern New York State as far north as the Canadian border with all aspects of the export process. Please contact us for any kind of export assistance you need.

Trade News Print E-mail

Trade News


International trade has been and continues to be an important agenda for American businesses large and small.  In our effort to keep businesses informed of ongoing trade intelligence, the New York District Export Council along with the National District Export Council is pleased to provide the following documentations.

U.S. Export-Import Bank Reauthorization - This paper provides an introduction to the EX-IM Bank and the role this institution serves to the public. 

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – The TPA is a strategic partnership between the President and Congress where the Executive Branch and members of Congress seek to advance the implementation and negotiations of US Trade Agreements.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – This landmark 21st century trade agreement seeks to set a standard for global trade.  This paper introduces the TPP, the member nations, and its importance to the Asia-Pacific region and the United States.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)TTIP is a wide-range trade and investment agreement between the US and the European Union (EU) that seeks to remove tariffs and trade barriers in manufactured goods, services, agricultural products among other goals. 



Centennial Celebration Print E-mail


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New York City, December 16th, 2013. The year 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the first field office of the U.S. Department of Commerce.


The City of New York has long been one of the key business locations in the world stretching back to a time long before the founding of the United States. Thus, it made great sense for the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce in 1913 to open its first office in lower Manhattan at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. It also made great sense for the New York District Export Council (NYDEC) in cooperation with the New York USEAC to mark the original opening with a celebratory event at the same location featuring a distinguished cast of speakers addressing an assembled crowd of approximately 300 people.



Featured speakers included Judy Reinke, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Vinai Thummalapally, Director, SelectUSA and John Ma, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Also featured was Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary who led a panel discussion featuring exporters from the NYC area who talked about their experiences using the services of the USEACs.


Finally, the NYDEC and the USEAC were very pleased to read a citation from the Mayor of the City of New York, the Honorable Michael Bloomberg, declaring December 16th, “New York U.S. Export Assistance Day” in the City.


Joe Schoonmaker

Chair, NYDEC



World Trade Week 2013 Print E-mail


On Monday, May13th the New York District Export Council kicked off World Trade Week with a breakfast celebration and awards ceremony that included a sell-out crowd at Baruch College in New York City. Key participants in the affair included: Congressman Charles Rangel, Sam Schwartz of San Schwartz Engineering (keynote speaker), Chuck Ludmer of CohnReznick, Richard Larrabee of the Port Authority, Terrence Martell of Baruch College and Nancy Ploeger of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Special thanks need to be given to our sponsors: CohenReznick, HSBC, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA).

For more detailed information on the event and list of award winners, please go to our sister website: www.worldtradeweeknyc.org.

Export University 101 Print E-mail


On July 20th the NYDEC produced its first Export University 101 event employing the new syllabus pioneered by the National DEC and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The all-day seminar was held at the offices of the State of New York in Manhattan and was sponsored by the Commerce Department, Empire State Development, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, ITAC and FedEx. Approximately 35 students and instructors attended the seminar which taught many of the basics skills that are needed by small and mid-size companies in order to export U.S. goods and services profitably. Export University is a series of seminars that will be used by all the District Export Councils around the country as an important tool to push the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI).




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