World Trade Month
May 2024

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World Trade Month has been recognized each May in the United States since 1938, and we use this month to celebrate the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy. You can take part in this celebration by participating in one or more of the educational events sponsored by government, public and private organizations and by reading our daily blog posts with interesting world trade facts.

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World Trade Month Facts & Figures

Interesting International Trade Facts

May 31, 2023

Based on containerized cargo, measured in TEUs.

  1. Koch Industries
  2. International Paper
  3. CellMark Group
  4. Dow Chemical
  5. DeLong
  6. Louis Dreyfus Company
  7. Cargill 
  8. International Forest Products 
  9. Winfibre 
  10. America Chung Nam

May 30, 2023

Based on containerized cargo, measured in TEUs.

  1. Walmart
  2. Target
  3. Home Depot
  4. LG Group
  5. Lowe’s
  6. Dole Food
  7. Ashley Furniture
  8. Samsung America
  9. Chiquita Brands International
  10. IKEA International

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World Trade Month Featured Events

Here are just a few of the international trade events happening during World Trade Month. Click on an event below to learn more, or click "See them all!" to see the complete calendar of upcoming events.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
With more than 250,000 importers and exporters having to navigate the extremely challengin...
Friday, May 3, 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
En este taller compartiremos las herramientas para construir tu estrategia para tener una ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Join our webinar where we will hear from three individuals who are passionate about encour...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Patrick Kuhn, Section Chief, International Trade Indicator Micro Analysis Branch, Economic...
Monday, May 6, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Join U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Joey Hood and Tunisian Minister of Communication Technolog...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Global Robotics Executive Breakfast sponsored by Germany Trade and Invest and Saxony Trade...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Please join us to learn why, how, and where, to sell to the global market. We'll discuss s...
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
The 30th Annual Inland Empire World Trade Conference highlights the significant contributi...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
The webinar will provide insights from Federal Trade Commission staff on the essentials of...
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a multi-part webinar series, featuring USG and privat...
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Learn about insights and digital strategies to succeed in your target international market...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
You’re invited to the exceptional event honoring long-standing Poland-Nevada friendship an...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Join us virtually to hear about tech industry, opportunities, and the landscape in the Mid...
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on May 6-...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm EDT
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on May 6-...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:30 pm EDT
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on May 6-...
Monday, May 6, 2024, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on May 6-...
Thursday, May 2, 2024, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Join us for a celebration of global trade at the Port of Hueneme's 11th Annual World Trade...
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The annual State of the Ports Luncheon Presentation has been a staple of the World Trade C...
Friday, May 24, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
In today's interconnected world, global business opportunities are endless, but so are the...
Friday, May 17, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Export compliance is too important to leave to chance. Successful export companies create ...
Friday, May 10, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Export controls and compliance with export regulations has long been a complex issue for e...
Friday, May 3, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
U.S. export regulations are broad and complex. The penalties for violating these regulatio...
Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Learn what a U.S. exporter needs to know about financing their international business--tip...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Are you ready to build your export success story? Join this webinar to learn from experts ...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Selling internationally can help protect your bottom line from the ebbs and flows of the U...
Monday, May 6, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Are you a small business looking to expand internationally? Did you know that the best way...
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
The Global Franchise Team, in collaboration with the Social Sector Committee of the Intern...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Explore the world of Transnational Education (TNE) and its impact on global learning. Lear...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:15 am - 6:00 pm EDT
The World Bank identifies Southeast Asia as one of the fastest growing and dynamic regions...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Brazil is the largest healthcare market in Latin America, with Brazil’s Unified Healthcare...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Bangladesh is a South Asian market of 175 million people coming off of nearly two decades ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
The New Jersey International Trade Awards is a must-attend event for anyone interested in ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Concerned about geopolitics and macroeconomics and how these giant topics could affect you...
Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join the U.S. Commercial Service and Connecticut District Export Council for this webinar ...
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
More details coming soon.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join the U.S. Commercial Service and Connecticut District Export Council for this webinar ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
More details coming soon.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join the U.S. Commercial Service and Connecticut District Export Council for the Navigatin...
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
We see and hear the terms: “Buy America,” “Buy American,” “Made in the USA,” “Made in Amer...
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The Incoterms are a set of 11 individual rules issued by the International Chamber of Comm...
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Hear from Value Added Tax (VAT) expert, Britta Eriksson, who will discuss the importance o...
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The U.S. Commercial Service Harlem and Blue Tiger Logistics are offering a unique webinar ...
Monday, May 6, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Please join the U.S. Commercial Service and Mohawk Global and Braumiller Consulting Group ...
Thursday, May 16, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
With the tightening of export regulations and product controls, understanding your respons...
Friday, May 10, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
China’s expanded “Anti-Espionage Law” has been in effect for nearly a year now. The new la...
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
This webinar will feature country and industry experts, success stories, and key events in...
Thursday, May 16, 2024, 9:15 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the industry, this confere...
Monday, May 13, 2024, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT
The National Association of District Export Council's (NADEC) Annual Export Conference hel...
Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Please join us for a dialogue with Ambassador Birgitta Tazellar, Ambassador of the Kingdom...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
The keynote speaker, Melanie LaPerriere, President/CEO of Cherry Central, will share how t...
Monday - Friday, Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10, 2024 EDT
U.S. cybersecurity solutions providers are invited to join the U.S. Commercial Service’s G...
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Welcome to the World Trade Week NYC Kick-Off Event and Awards Ceremony! This event will ma...
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
International trade and investment are essential to Montana’s economy. From wheat to SaaS ...
Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10, 2024 EDT
In celebration of World Trade Month, the U.S. Commercial Service will host a number of exp...
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
For more than 98 years, World Trade Week Southern California has dedicated itself to educa...
Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10, 2024 EDT
U.S. cybersecurity solutions providers are invited to join the U.S. Commercial Service’s G...

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