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The North Carolina District Export Council:

  • Encourages exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate economic growth, and create jobs Coordinates activities with the North Carolina Export Assistance Centers and numerous trade assistance partners
  • Volunteers its time and expertise to educate and promote awareness of export trade opportunities
  • Seeks opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level.



  • Sponsor/participate in trade activities
  • Provides expertise to small and medium-sized businesses interesting in exporting
  • Sponsors international trade seminars
  • Provide mentoring programs and tools to help firms access trade opportunities
  • Support export recognition awards
  • Assist international buyer delegations
  • Educate non-trade community about benefits of international trade to U.S. and local economy



  • Aide Export Assistance Centers (USEAC) by providing guidance on international programs to better serve the local business community
  • Host outreach meetings to assess local exporter needs
  • Support national export initiatives



  • Identify and evaluate national and international issues that affect trade and offer constructive suggestions
  • Provide forums for export community feedback on national trade issues such as PNTR, WTO, NAFTA, and the Free Trade Americas Act (FTAA)
  • Address national trade policy issues and educate the political and business community on these issues



Contact the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center. A listing of our offices can be found by clicking here.

The U.S. Commercial Service office in North Carolina combines these services and its global network with the trade finance expertise and programs of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank of the United States to help make you a successful exporter.

Consider the U.S. Commercial Service office in North Carolina your first stop in export assistance information and service!

Charlotte Office

Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey.

Contact a Trade Specialist in Charlotte


Greensboro Office

Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stokes.

Contact a Trade Specialist in Greensboro


Raleigh Office

Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perqumans, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson.

We work with the Charleston, SC Office to assist Columbus, Brunswick, and New Hanover counties.

Contact a Trade Specialist located in Raleigh


For more information on our list of services and how we can help your company succeed in the global marketplace, please, tell us about yourself.


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NCDEC of the YearNorth Carolina DEC is the 2010 DEC of the Year!

U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the North Carolina District Export Council the inaugural DEC of the Year Award. Wayne Cooper, Chair, NCDEC, received the award October 25th in Detroit at the annual International District Export Council Conference. In selecting North Carolina from among the 60 DECs, the U.S. Department of Commerce sited the council's "outstanding record of mentoring local new-to-export and new-to-market companies on exporting, and supporting President Obama's National Export Initiative. The federal agency said the group's work with local U.S. Export Assistance Centers is "critical to expanding U.S. exports and supporting American jobs." You can read the International Trade Association's full news release here