National chamber enhances service in America’s largest exporting state
Launch of new chamber office in Texas
Dallas, Texas August 5, 2016
American World Trade Chamber of Commerce (AWTCC), internationally known for its promotion of U.S. exports, continues its growth with the announcement of the opening of its newest office in Dallas, TX on August 1, 2016.
The new office, at 1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, is dedicated to serving members throughout the south central region of the United States. As part of its mission to promote exports, AWTCC offers an electronic solution for exporters and freight forwarders to process Certificates of Origin and related export documents.
AWTCC’s CEO, Wendy Fichter, said that branching into Texas was an obvious choice. On February 9 of this year, Texas Governor Greg Abbot noted that a new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report ranks Texas as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year, with over $251 billion in goods exported in 2015.* As a result of Texas’ leading role as a source of U.S. exports, Fichter believes the State is an ideal location for expansion.
Fichter, who is the U.S. member of the Certificate of Origin Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France, says that AWTCC seeks to encourage U.S. companies to learn more about exporting and ensure compliance with international standards and practices. Exporting is a source of eleven and a half million U.S. jobs**, and a significant source of economic activity.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN WORLD TRADE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The American World Trade Chamber of Commerce (AWTCC) is headquartered in New York City with an Operations Center strategically located near Washington D.C. and a branch office in Dallas, Texas. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to encourage and support the export of goods and services from the United States. In addition, AWTCC seeks to provide export education to chambers and exporters throughout the nation. AWTCC’s Board of Directors is chaired by Kathy Jiang of Regions Bank’s Global Trade Finance group in Dallas, who also serves as Communications Chair of the North Texas District Export Council. For more information on AWTCC, visit www.awtcc.org.