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U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates World Trade Month 2024

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo celebrated World Trade Month by reaffirming the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy through international trade.

“International trade is essential to our nation’s economic growth and helps Americans build more resilient businesses and communities,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Throughout World Trade Month, the Commerce Department will celebrate and reaffirm the Biden-Harris Administration’s enduring commitment to deepening our economic cooperation with allies, bolstering supply chain resilience, ensuring a level playing field for American workers and businesses, and attracting foreign direct investment that creates good-paying jobs in the United States.”

Observed every May, World Trade Month is an opportunity to highlight the many ways that international trade spurs innovation and strengthens the U.S. economy by creating pathways to prosperity across the country, including for small and medium sized enterprises, minority and women-owned businesses, and rural communities.

Over the course of the month, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) will both host and participate in a variety of in-person and virtual events, trade missions and programming to help U.S. businesses compete and win in the global economy.

The full calendar of World Trade Month events and other resources, including the National Export Strategy, can be found on trade.gov/world-trade-month.