About the SEC
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the Softwood Export Council is a trade council comprising U.S. softwood grading agencies, industry trade associations, state export promotional development agencies, and others interested in expanding international markets for U.S. softwood lumber. On behalf of the U.S. softwood lumber industry, the SEC coordinates overseas market development activities with the Foreign Agricultural Service, and aids American exports of softwood products by providing information and assistance to agents, importers, designers, and users of these products in other countries. Through trade association and grading agency members, SEC represents exporters of softwood lumber, veneer, mouldings and millwork, and component products.
The SEC is an independent organization governed by a Board of Directors, under a set of Bylaws. International marketing activities are conducted under the guidelines of the FAS market promotion programs.