For more than 90 years, May has been celebrated as World Trade Month (first called World Trade Week) to promote the role of international trade in the United States economy while educating U.S. companies about how they can expand their exports. A number of federal agencies, state trade offices, area chambers of commerce, World Trade Centers, trade associations, and other public and private organizations sponsor events each May to promote and educate people about international trade. These celebrations include award ceremonies and educational programs throughout the country. is a directory of these events allowing individuals and organizations interested in learning more about exporting to be notified of export-related events in their area as well as virtual seminars, classes and celebrations hosted online.

“Not since World Trade Week was first created has there been as much disruption and confusion as currently exists in U.S. international trade,” says David Noah, chair of World Trade Month Association LLC. “World Trade Month allows us to recognize the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy as well as provide training and other resources to help companies become more confident and successful exporters.”