The Tennessee District Export Council provides leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts. We represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide business counseling on the export process, trade education through seminars and events and community outreach to encourage Tennessee firms to export.
We follow a value and results-driven approach to serve as a model for fellow District Export Councils nationally and adhere to the goals of:
1. Promoting export opportunities
2. Advocating trade promotion policies
3. Supporting businesses in developing export successes
We invite you to browse through our site, attend our events, and use us as a resource to grow your exports.
News & Updates
Exports by Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Four Million U.S. Jobs
November 2010, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a new report requested by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. The report, "Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and Performance," shows that by exporting indirectly through wholesalers and as producers of intermediate inputs, U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in the export economy than is suggested by traditional trade statistics.
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On August 17, 2010, the Government of Mexico published four Acuerdos, providing that Mexico will accept certain standards and conformity assessment procedures used in the United States and Canada as equivalent to its own standards. Therefore, products that have been tested and certified to meet such standards in accordance with the appropriate Acuerdo do not need to be re-tested and re-certified in Mexico. The Mexican standards (NOMs) that are the subject of this harmonization are NOM-001-SCFI-1993, NOM-016-SCFI-1993 and NOM-019-SCFI-1998.
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