Celebrating World Trade Week 2012May 21, 2012
Cory Churches is a Communication and Outreach Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs within the International Trade Administration.
This week we’ve launched World Trade Week with the President’s Proclamation and we are hard at work highlighting the opportunities, successes, and innovation surrounding trade and exporting.
In the past 50 years, U.S. exports have expanded 80-fold from $26 billion in 1961 to a record $2.1 trillion last year. It is our mission here at the International Trade Administration to continue that trend by working to expand opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes, helping them connect with more international buyers, and opening new markets for the great products and services we innovate and manufacture here at home.
Day in and day out, trade specialists, international economists, and commercial service officers around the globe are working to ensure that U.S. businesses have the tools they need to be successful as provided:
- Through trade events and advocacy;
- Through our world-class foreign and domestic commercial service officers in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries.
- And through partnerships with organizations and entities such as the National Association of Manufacturers, UPS, the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and DHL Express.
Your success is our success and we have many ways for you to keep up to date on the most important changes in rules and regulations impacting your business, find out about trade event opportunities and provide feedback on how we’re doing. Our monthly newsletter International Trade Update is issued on the first Tuesday of every month and will keep you on track and in the know. You can also find us on Facebook and twitter.