World Trade Month - May 2024
Celebrating how international trade unlocks new business opportunities, creates jobs, and strengthens the U.S. and global economy.

World Trade Month

About World Trade Month

Every May, World Trade Month celebrates how international trade unlocks new business opportunities, creates jobs, and strengthens the U.S. and global economy.

At the International Trade Administration (ITA), we advance inclusive economic prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses, increasing U.S. exports and attracting inbound investment, and leveling the playing field for U.S. companies and workers by defending against unfair trade practices.

Over the course of the month, ITA is celebrating World Trade Month by promoting events for U.S. businesses of all sizes to learn more about how international trade can benefit their bottom line and enhance job creation. ITA provides U.S. companies, researchers, and policymakers with trade counseling, business matchmaking, and trade data tools to ensure they can compete and win in the global marketplace.

Upcoming Events & Activities Calendar

Reuters' Supply Chain USA 2024
May 22-23, 2024
Atlanta, GA

Export Marketing & Sales Programs
May 6-22, 2024

Free & Paid
Export Documentation & Logistics Series
May 6-28, 2024

Export Week: Industry-Focused Programming
May 6-31, 2024
Virtual and In-Person

Free & Paid

Learn How ITA Can Help You!

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Export Solutions

A toolkit of practical exporting advice and business tools developed for you by our trade professionals.

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Having a Trade Problem?

Are you encountering a trade barrier in a foreign market? We can help!

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Research Center

Discover the world of trade data and analysis from ITAs team of trade specialists and partners around the world.

Learn How ITA Helps Others

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A Bright Future: Virginia Woman-Owned Solar Energy Firm Shines with First Export Sale to Ethiopia
Selam Global Enterprise worked with ITA's U.S. Commercial Service to export solar energy systems to Ethiopia.
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Clean Power Surge: Missouri a New Gateway in the Electric Vehicle Battery Market 
Through networking events hosted by SelectUSA, a unique partnership formed to result in a soon-to-be facility that will manufacture materials for EV batteries.
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Shade Haven Providing Comfort to Cows Everywhere
Working with ITA, a rural Wisconsin business was able to navigate regulatory and compliance hurdles to the UAE and UK.

Connect with a Trade Specialist

Our global network of experienced trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase your bottom line.

Engage, Follow, and Share with ITA

Get the latest on all things ITA by connecting with us on social media! Follow us to learn about our latest events, what ITA leaders and team members are up to, and our variety of resources and tools.

  • Twitter/X: Follow the official @TradeGov Twitter account for events and announcements.
  • LinkedIn: Follow the official ITA LinkedIn account for exporting news and updates.

ITA: Who We Are and What We Do

Hear from our leadership on the many ways that ITA’s work benefits U.S. businesses and workers, strengthens U.S. competitiveness and economic security, and supports communities across the United States.