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The data you see above is a partial list of those countries taking retaliation against the U.S. imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum (the 232 tariffs) and the tariffs imposed on China regarding asserted intellectual property actions (the 301 tariffs). The situation is fluid so do not rely on this summary.

For the most current information, you may check a variety of sources, including the website of the individual country about which you are concerned. Additionally, a complete list of all the retaliation taken and other disputes pending with the U.S. can be found on the World Trade Organization website and must be sorted by country or type of dispute to pinpoint the exact data you are seeking.

Other sources include: ITA and FBB

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presents President's "E" Award to Kenneth Wengrod of DECSC

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) presents Kenneth Wengrod, President of FTC Commercial Corp. and member of DECSC, the President's "E" Award for Export Service in recognition of his company’s achievement in making significant contributions to increase U.S. exports


Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration presents Marv Sepe, Chair DECSC, and Jim Mayfield, Director Irvine USEAC, with the 2018 Partner of the Year Award
Bryan Starr (left), CEO of Greater Irvine Chamber, Marv Sepe, COO of CTC Global and Chair of DECSC, Linda DiMario, Executive Vice President Greater Irvine Chamber, Jim Mayfield, Director U.S. Export Assistance Center Irvine, U.S. Department of Commerce, Sarah Kemp, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and Rima Nashashibi, Managing Partner Nashashibi International Consultants, LLC and Co Chair WTW OC

Marv Sepe and Jim Mayfield were presented with the 2018 Partner of the Year Award for championing the international initiatives of the Chamber, and lending their time and expertise.


2018 Bob Kleist Leadership Award Presented to DECSC
ImageMarv Sepe, Chair DECSC (left), Guy Fox, Chairman Emeritus DECSC, Julie Anne Hennessy, USCS, Gary L. Toebben, President & CEO Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and Otis Cliatt II President, Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. 2018 World Trade Week Chair

2018 Bob Kleist Leadership Award Presented to DECSC May 4, 2018 at LA Chamber 92nd World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast.

The District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC) is the recipient of the prestigious "2018 World Trade Week Bob Kleist Leadership Award". This award is the highest recognition for an organization in international trade, and a tremendous honor for DECSC. It is in recognition of the hard work, relationships nurtured, and value created by DECSC in the trade community. The honor is awarded by the World Trade Week Los Angeles Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.


DECSC Presentation of Plaque to U.S. Congressman Royce
Tatyana Aguirre USCS (left), Jason Sproule USCS, Marv Sepe, Chair DECSC, U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, Kenneth Wengrod, DECSC, and Richard Swanson, Network Director USCS.

DECSC Chair Marv Sepe thanked U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, for his remarks and his many years of contribution to fostering international trade.

An engraved plaque was presented with the words recognizing that Chairman Royce has dedicated his career to advancing Southern California and U.S. interests around the world and is strongly committed to international trade and Foreign investment especially in our region.


DECSC/USCS Meeting with U.S. Congresswoman Brownley
Julie Anne Hennessy, USCS (left), David Habib, Vice Chair Central Coast DECSC, U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Ray Bowman, DECSC, Megan Cullen, DECSC, and Gerald Vaughn USCS.


District Export Council of Southern California Members

Welcome to the District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC).  DECSC
assists local small and medium-sized companies export their products and services
worldwide by sponsoring export-related events and workshops.

If you are a U.S. company located in Southern California, DECSC and the U.S.
Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce offer four ways to grow
your international sales:

- World-class market research
- Trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers
- Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors
- Counseling through every step of the export process

Our Mission

The District Export Councils contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.  See DECSC's Strategic Plan Summary.


2018-2022 Strategic Plan Cover

U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan
2018–2022 Strategic Plan - It sets out the priorities established for the Department by Secretary Ross and informs the public about the department's important work.


DECSC Recipient of "2014 DEC of the Year Award"
by U.S. Department of Commerce
Director General US&FCS & Assistant Secretary for Global Markets USDOC
Arun M. Kumar (left) presents Award to Donald Sovie, Vice Chair - DECSC

Jason Sproule - USCS (left), Donald Sovie, Vice Chair - DECSC, Roy Paulson, Chair Nat'l DEC & Jerry Tyler, DECSC



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