DHL Express, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, announced that James Min, DHL Express Vice President of International Trade Affairs and Compliance, has been appointed to serve as a Member of the Southern Ohio District Export Council (SODEC). James was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve a four-year term on the Council.

    The export council system was formed in 1973 by the US Department of Commerce. It serves to facilitate the private sector's leadership and international trade expertise to complement the US Commercial Service's export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach. 

    “As a leading facilitator of international trade that operates in over 220 countries and territories, DHL Express is uniquely positioned to help businesses expand globally,” said Min. “I intend to bring my expertise and that of my employer to bear for the benefit of local businesses as the importance and regulatory complexity of the global supply chain increases.”

    At DHL Express USA, James Min oversees international trade affairs and import and export regulatory compliance matters for DHL’s express operations in the United States. Prior to joining DHL, Min was a senior international trade lawyer for another large global express company at its world headquarters. Previously, Mr. Min also practiced law in New York City with one of the largest U.S. law firms specializing in customs and international trade law. Prior to private practice, Mr. Min was an attorney in the Office of Regulations & Rulings, U.S. Customs Service of the U.S. Treasury Department, and a Managing Attorney for the Newly Independent States in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

    More information on the Southern Ohio District Export Council can be found at