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USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer 11/17/17 released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR Read More

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DEC Partner: For Border States MI & AZ NAFTA is Essential

For Border States Michigan and Arizona, NAFTA Is Essential COMMENTARY in RealClear Politics By Richard K. Studley & Glenn Hamer November 15, 2017   As the presidents of two border-state chambers of commerce, we know Read More

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DEC & Partner: ​Mexico still can be our land of opportunity

Arizona DEC Member, Steve Zylstra, CEO of Arizona Tech Council By Steve Zylstra  –  Guest blogger / Phoenix Business Journal Oct 27, 2016, 10:16am If you have the opportunity to tap into doing business inside Read More

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DEC & Partner: ​Don’t trade this opportunity … let’s be honest

Arizona DEC Member, Steve Zylstra, CEO of Arizona Tech Council By Steve Zylstra  –  Guest blogger / Phoenix Business Journal Jun 7, 2017, 10:05a In the post-election rhetoric that seems to have gripped — some Read More

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DEC Partner: Promoting U.S. Growth Initiatives for Economic Development in Arizona

The 2nd Arizona UAS Summit & Expo organized by Aerospace Arizona Association in partnership with the AUVSI Saguaro Chapter, brought together experts, industry, academia, legislature and policy makers, military, first responders and disaster relief, regional Read More

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Bloomberg: Trump Hunts for Trade Deals in Asia

Bloomberg Article by by Peter Coy – NOV 8 2017 No trophies so far, as North Korea and other issues dominate the first stage of the president’s journey . . . Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Read More

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DEC Facilitation: NAFTA, Global Trade, Impacts on Arizona Jobs & Economy

Senator Worsley, Senator Pratt and Senator Brophy-McGee The Arizona District Export Council was pleased on November 7 to bring together a group of Arizona’s State Senators and business leaders to discuss the important benefits of Read More

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DEC & Partner – AZ Chapter of Aerospace & Defense Forum

Arizona District Export Council Members were in the spotlight at the “Grow your A&D Business in Arizona and Beyond” Discussion Panel hosted by the Arizona Chapter of the Aerospace and Defense Forum. Chaired by our Read More

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DEC Partner: Marco Lopez, Intermestic Partners

From the Desk of Marco Lopez NAFTA talks have been delayed as we all know – but the news surrounding the renegotiations certainly hasn’t slowed down. Though our neighbors in Mexico and Canada are bracing Read More

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DEC Partners: Chris Camacho & Glenn Hamer

AZ Trade Talk is a communication from the desks of . . . Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Read More

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DEC Partner: AZ Exports to Canada

DEC Partner, R. Glenn Williamson, CEO & Founder . . . Canada Arizona Business Council provided excellent research provided, along with district lines, by the Business Council of Canada. Below, find the documented export to Read More

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DEC Member: NAFTA – More Than Just a Border Issue

Steve Zylstra, President/CEO, AZ Technology Council Published by Phoenix Business Journal:   October 25, 2017 Steve writes . . . We’re now approaching the 24-year mark of something big…no, huge. I’m referring to the activation of Read More

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DEC Partner: AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Business Diversity Summit  – NOV 3 Our partner, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host the 6TH Annual Business Diversity Summit on November 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The Read More

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DEC PARTNER: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking …

From: Decchairs – On Behalf Of Robert Brown via Decchairs Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 9:01 AM To: decchairs@districtexportcouncil.org; decexecsecretaries@districtexportcouncil.org; decmembers@districtexportcouncil.org Subject: [Decchairs] Important Trade News from NDEC Importance: High DEC Leaders and Members, Thank Read More

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DEC PARTNER: NAFTA – Rebuilding and Renegotiating …

DEC Strategic Partner – The Organization of Women in International Trade . . . is hosting the following event:  NAFTA: Rebuilding and Renegotiating Speakers:  Mary Estelle Ryckman, Carrie Goodge O’Brien, Karen Antebi – Moderator, Angela Read More

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DEC Library: The Trade Deficit is Not Destroying Jobs ..

. . . But tearing up NAFTA will. BY:  David M. Rubenstein Fellow – Global Economy and Development All three countries openly say they don’t see eye-to-eye on many of the proposals brought to the Read More

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DEC Library: The Right Way to Help Declining Places

POPULISM’S wave has yet to crest. That is the sobering lesson of recent elections in Germany and Austria, where the success of anti-immigrant, anti-globalisation parties showed that a message of hostility to elites and outsiders Read More

Phoenix Round Table Meeting and UK Dept of International Trade

Aerospace Arizona Association and the Arizona District Export Council would like to thank you for attending our meeting and reception on the 16th October and contributing to its success. We believe the perspectives offered by Read More

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A Celebration & Thank You to Karen Dickinson!

We are thrilled about the new opportunity that awaits Karen in Kansas!  We will miss you.   We honor you and thank you for all of your years of DEC leadership!

Partner Event – OCT 16: DEC, UK DEPT for INTL Trade & Aerospace Arizona

The UK Department for International Trade, the AZ District Export Council and Aerospace Arizona invite you to an exclusive and unique meeting with Ben Brierley, US Head of Aerospace and Space from the British Consulate Read More