World Trade Facts


Amid Global Tension, Resilience and Growth

That’s the theme for World Trade Month 2023, and if you’re involved in international trade, I suspect you agree that the theme is spot on. The last year has been marked by international conflicts, supply chain woes, and inflation. While these challenges have required a renewed focus on regulations and compliance, a continued examination of our supply chains, and evaluation of our pricing models, the global economy has been growing.

World Trade Month begins in May. It’s a month that’s focused on helping importers and exporters, both new and experienced, learn more about various aspects of international trade and navigate times just like these. Federal agencies, state trade offices, area chambers of commerce, World Trade Centers, trade associations and other public and private organizations participate, hosting dozens of events, many of them free and online.

Check out the Events Calendar on this website to see what webinars, seminars, panel discussions and networking events are happening during the month and to learn how to register. A majority of the events are being held online, and many of them are free.

If your organization is sponsoring a World Trade Month related event in May, go to the Register Your Event page to send us the information. Submissions are subject to review and approval by the World Trade Month Association. There is no charge for the listing.

Throughout May, on this blog, we’ll also publish a fact-of-the-day about international trade. Sign up to get the updates, so you don’t miss any, and we’ll notify you of all the upcoming WTM events on the calendar. Fill out the form below to sign up to receive these free updates.

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