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Upcoming HDEC Events
HDEC Virtual lunch: Houston DEC is having a roundtable discussion on 22/July to provide general information about H-DEC, answer questions about DEC, discuss how you can get more involved, and allow you an opportunity to give input about what you'd like to see H-DEC accomplish going forward. If you have considered getting involved, want to become more involved, or just want to know more about H-DEC, we'd love for you to join in on the conversation.

DATE: July 22, 2020 I TIME: 11:30 am CST | COST: FREE I  REGISTER HERE  
Women Entrepreneurs: Leverage USMCA to Access Markets, Networks, Mentors & Capital :

FREE six-part digital series July 28 – September 22, 2020

The U.S. Commercial Service invites Women Entrepreneurs to join for a FREE six-part digital series to acquire skills and tools to boldly expand sales into new markets in Canada, Mexico and beyond! 

You'll learn how you can benefit from the newly implemented United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) while also building a winning export strategy and developing valuable business connections.

Travel.State.Gov: Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020.  READ MORE
Houston Chronicle: China factory activity improves in June but exports weak
BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity improved in June after anti-virus controls were eased to revive the economy but export demand was weak, a survey released Tuesday showed. A monthly purchasing managers’ index released by the government statistics agency and an industry group rose to 50.9 from May’s 50.6 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.  READ MORE

Market Place: USMCA replaces NAFTA – How will it change trade?
The pandemic has significantly slowed down global trade, but trade deals  forge ahead . This week, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement  goes into effect . Negotiating a “new NAFTA” was a big campaign promise for President Donald Trump. The deal maintains a lot of the old agreement, but the USMCA  does bring some changes . READ MORE
Houston District Export Council hosted a webinar/Q&A session on June 24, 2020, with Alale Allal, the Regional Export Finance Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of International Trade covering Texas and Oklahoma. The webinar included a general overview of SBA and explored how SBA works with small businesses to promote exporting.

Houston District Export Council hosted a webinar/Q&A session on May 13, 2020 with Eric Miller, the Regional Director of Export-Import Bank of the United States. The webinar included a general overview of EXIM along with what steps EXIM is taking to provide additional relief for small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Do you have ideas for topics for future webinars? Are you interested in speaking to exporters about your company's products or services?

Please email  with your information, and someone will contact you about a possible opportunity.