Around the World in 28 Days: 2018 International Trade Month

February 2018 marks the second annual International Trade Month. During this month, VE students are encouraged to buy and sell with some of the 7,500 practice enterprise firms in more than 40 countries. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their multicultural communication skills, virtually network with a diversity of students, and practice their sales abilities while earning more money for their companies.

Below you will find the resources you need to start trading with other firms, some additional online trading events going on around the world, and last year’s International Trade Month leaderboard. Happy trading!

Virtual Enterprises International’s International Trade Show was part of the Youth Business Summit held at Pier 92 in New York on April 5, 2017. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

For International Firms

Increase Your Visibility in the U.S.
Use “tradewithUSA” as a search term in the International Firm Directory in Yellow Pages to find amazing U.S. firms to trade with.

U.S. Web Shops
The U.S. network has more than 400 active webshops where you can buy exciting products from VE firms. Review the Firm Directory to get started finding businesses to trade with.

For U.S. Firms

VE will be recognizing top international traders throughout the month and all incoming and outgoing international transactions will be tracked, highlighted and promoted. For Export Documentation, Export Resources, and International Trade Best Practices, check out the International Trade Resources page in the Portal.

Stay tuned for top-sellers and top-buyers lists for US and International Firms along with helpful tips for finding and being found in the international directories. Review best practices and tips found at the link below to ensure your firm’s success during the International Trade Month.

Link: International Trade Month Tips and Best Practices

2018 International Trading Events Around the World

Lithuania
April 26 from 08:30 AM – 4:00 PM, UTC+2
Learn more here

Belgium
February 26 – March 30
Learn more here

Germany
April 17-18
Register here

Contact Person:
Jürgen Herz
Senior Consultant
German Central Office
juergen.herz@bfz-essen.de

2017 Leaderboard

Top 10 U.S.-based International Traders for February 2017:

  1. Enlighten, Vallejo, CA
  2. Moda, Loudon, TN
  3. Fusion T.L.C., Bronx, NY
  4. Core Inc., Elmhurst, IL
  5. Prestige Online Mall, Whippany, NJ
  6. Castora, Brooklyn, NY
  7. UniWavez, Bronx, NY
  8. AAA Turbo Tech, Syosset, NY
  9. Lumiere, Stem, NC
  10. Unplugged, Inc., Bethlehem, PA