Virginia/ DC DEC

Need expert advice on international trade? Just ask us; the Virginia/ DC District Export Council (DEC) offers free help to the business community.  —The DEC is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. The DEC also works closely with professionals of the U.S….

Export-U Webinars

Our Export-U website offers 20 free webinars on 15 key export topics. Here are direct links to the various sessions: 1: Are You Ready to Export?–  The Myths and Realities of Exporting  2: Market Intelligence – Finding Profitable Overseas Markets 3: More Intelligence – Refining Your List of Target Markets 4: Costing and Pricing – How to Price Your Product 5: Approaching…

Exporter’s Resource Database

Our Exporter’s Resource Database (ERD) has tons of useful trade information, all in one convenient place — articles, data, and links to help you develop international business. Here are direct links to the ERD sections: Export Basics A Basic Guide to Exporting Market Research Country Commercial Guides The CIA World Factbook Top Market Reports Finance…

Country Commercial Guides

Country Commercial Guides from the U. S. Commercial Service (USCS)* contain excellent information on doing business in over 150 world markets. Each free guide is a complete pdf book with the following chapters: 1-Doing Business in (that country) Market opportunities, challenges 2-Political and Economic Environment Includes bilateral relationship with U.S. 3-Selling U.S. Products and Services…

International Trade Events

International trade events can help you learn about exporting through networking with other exporters and trade professionals. [ Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, there are no in-person events planned by the VA/DC DEC at this time.  However, please continue to check back with us for virtual events.   For a full list of Commercial Service…

Top Market Reports

Top Markets Reports from the International Trade Administration (ITA)* rate global export opportunities for 27 key US industries.  Each free report is a complete downloadable PDF book. Reports are available for these industries: Agricultural Equipment Aircraft Parts Auto Parts Building Products Civil and Nuclear Cloud Computing Cold Supply Chain Construction Equipment Defense Educational Environmental Financial…