Since 1935, May has been designated World Trade Month in the United States, a month that is focused on helping importers and exporters learn more about the many aspects of global business and international trade. Following a year marked by supply chain struggles, international conflict and soaring U.S. trade, the theme of this year’s World Trade Month has been dubbed “Overcoming Challenges, Unleashing Growth.”
In support of World Trade Month 2022, federal agencies, state trade offices, SBDCs, trade associations and other public and private organizations are hosting an array of events, many of them free and online.
The SBTDC’s International Business Development team and our partners will participate in numerous events this month, including MFGCON (May 18-19 in Durham), MEP Export Education: International Documentation Training Webinar (May 18), and the National District Export Council's Annual Export Conference (May 19-20 in Washington, DC).
Click here to see all the World Trade Month events.
Fun Fact: The United States exported $2.53 trillion in goods and services in 2021, an increase of 18.5% over 2020. Of that, $1.76 trillion were goods. (Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis and U.S. Census Bureau)