The Georgia 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 Georgia 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
The tariff rate on many U.S. goods sold in Colombia has gone down dramatically since the trade agreement took effect.
The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement – commonly called the “Colombia TPA” – took effect one year ago on May 15, 2012.
Prior to the TPA’s entry into force, the average Colombian tariff rate on U.S. industrial goods was higher than 10 percent. Today, the average Colombian tariff on these goods has fallen to only 3.4 percent.
United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk Signs Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation to Promote American Exports to Brazil
The Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR), within the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, helps U.S. companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights (IPR) in foreign markets.
A Guide for Online Retailers to Manage Operations, Inventory, and Payment Issues
Selling globally from your e-commerce site is more complex than domestic sales, but there are huge rewards for opening your site to the 95 percent of the world’s population that lives outside the United States.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that real U.S. travel and tourism output (adjusted for changes in price) increased at an annual rate of 8 percent during the third quarter of 2010, marking the largest quarterly increase in U.S. travel and tourism spending since the first quarter of 2004. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent during third quarter of 2010.