FAQ: Other Legal Resources

How can the Office of the Chief Counsel for Internaitonal Commerce help me?

The Commerce Department’s Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce has posted useful background information on its website. Focusing mostly on export and investment issues, this website contains resources on various legal issues facing exporters.

What are the District Export Councils?

District Export Councils (DECs) are organizations of leaders from the local business community, whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms. Many DEC members are practicing attorneys. For more than 25 years, DECs have served the U.S. by assisting companies in their local communities export. For more information regarding District Export Councils, call the Trade Information Center at 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) or contact your local export assistance center.

How can the American Bar Association (ABA) help me?

Another useful source for legal information is the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA publishes numerous books on the subject of international business. Some of these publications include guides to the legal aspects of doing business in specific countries and guides to foreign law firms and law groups abroad. The ABA’s complete catalog is available on the web.