Welcome to the District Export Council of Southern California (DEC-SOCAL). DEC-SOCAL assists local small and medium-sized companies export their products and services worldwide by sponsoring export-related events and workshops.
If you are a U.S. company located in Southern California, DEC-SOCAL and the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce offer four ways to grow your international sales:
- World-class market research
- Trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers
- Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors
- Counseling through every step of the export process
The District Export Councils contribute 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.
The President's National Export Initiative (NEI) -
Doubling U.S. Exports in 5 Years
NEI is an initiative to improve conditions that directly affect the private sector's ability to export. The NEI will help meet the Administration's goal of doubling exports over the next 5 years by working to remove trade barriers abroad, by helping firms -- especially small businesses -- overcome the hurdles to entering new export markets, by assisting with financing, and in general by pursuing a Government-wide approach to export advocacy abroad, among other steps. The NEI is a multi-year effort to increase U.S. jobs by increasing the number of companies exporting and expanding the number of markets current U.S. companies sell to. Learn more..