NJ District Export Council


Our Mission

New Jersey District Export Council – New Jersey’s Voice for Global Trade

The New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) provides local leadership in international trade through its 30+ member council of international trade veterans and experts, all appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

The District Export Council: collaborates with New Jersey businesses, public and private sector groups to stimulate economic growth through trade and investment; advocates for a well-informed public and political dialogue about global business in New Jersey; prepares New Jersey to be a “global ready” State; and supports the New Jersey U.S. Commercial Service Offices (Lawrenceville and Newark), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The mission of the District Export Council is supported through activities such as:

  • * Counseling and mentoring of local businesses in exporting;
  • * Creating greater export awareness in the business community locally;
  • * Identifying issues affecting export trade and implementation of suggestions for improvement;
  • * Advocating trade policy and legislation supporting exporters and the U.S. export sector;
  • * Supporting programs and services of the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce;
  • * Building local export assistance partnerships with other trade-related organizations;
  • * Providing export training and education programs.

NJDEC members are leaders from the local business community whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms. NJDEC currently has representatives from academic institutions; government offices; law and accounting firms; and the banking, manufacturing, computer, and high-tech industries.

For more information about NJDEC or any questions about international business, please register with our site, or contact the NJDEC Executive Secretary. Susan.Widmer@trade.gov


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