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About FedEx Express /JA International Trade Challenge (ITC)

The FedEx Express /JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) is a competition organized by JA Asia Pacific, and sponsored by FedEx Express.  The ITC aims at nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and business skills of students.  At the ITC, students will work to create international market entry strategy plans for given product to a target market.  Senior high school students are welcomed to join the local workshop(s) and competition, where the 6 most outstanding representatives will be selected to enter the regional finals at a Asia Pacific location.

Since its debut in 2007, the ITC has developed over 23,000 young entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region. The first ITC regional finals was held in Hong Kong in 2007; since then, ITC regional finals has traveled to different markets in the region including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Into its 13th year in 2019, the 2019 ITC has expanded to 10 Asia Pacific markets. In 2018, the ITC program had:

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served 2,705 students from 275 different schools representing 10 Asia Pacific markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

engaged 95 business volunteers from FedEx Express

Benefits to students participating in the ITC

1. Learning of international trade through the local ITC workshops


2. Extended learnings experience for the selected final 6 representatives through an all-expense paid trip to compete in the ITC regional finals

3. Recognition and non-monetary prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the ITC Regional finals

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ITC Asia Pacific Finals

With the support from event host JA Malaysia, the 2019 ITC Asia Pacific Finals competition and event is confirmed to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 18 to 22, 2019.  Stay tuned to the official FedEx Express/JA ITC social media channels @AsiaPacificITC #FedEx #FedExJAITC2019.


Stages of ITC Workshops and Competitions

The ITC consisted of two main stages of learning.

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Spotlights from ITC 2018 Asia Pacific Finals Competition and Event

60 national ITC champions from 10 Asia Pacific markets came together at the 2018 ITC Asia Pacific Finals in Singapore from August 12 to 15, 2018. Within these few days, they came together and gained hands-on experience of international trade strategy, formulated business plan and built life-long connections with students from around the region.


The highlight of the ITC Asia Pacific Finals was the Awards Dinner, where everyone gathered to celebrate the achievements of all participants. The 60 students were presented  with  certificates as a recognition for their hard work. JA Asia Pacific also took the opportunity to express our appreciation for the unwavering support from FedEx Express, Judges, FedEx Facilitators, and event host  JA Singapore plus their volunteers.


Please click here to view the press release on 2018 ITC Asia Pacific Finals results.

The result is as follows:


1st Place: Team Ratoon

Seungwon Lee (Korea) Duong Ha Anh (Vietnam)

2nd  Place: Team Teilah

Terry Yung (Hong Kong)

Dalilah Katherine Bridges (Thailand)

3rd  Place: Team Wrinkle

Philippe-Hari de Manny (Hong Kong) Han Kyeol (Singapore)

Please click here to view the 2018 ITC regional finals short video.


Feature interview with Seungwon Lee, member from Korea of  Team Ratoon 1st place winner of 2018 ITC Asia Pacific Finals

About the Sponsor


FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee.


FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $69 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 450,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

About the ITC Organizer

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JA Asia Pacific is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. For 100 years, JA has delivered hands-on, experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. We create pathways for employability, job creation, and financial success.


Home to 60% of the world’s youth, JA Asia Pacific aims to empower young people to benefit from the region’s economic development and to create a positive impact in their lives and communities. The 17 members JA Asia Pacific network is powered by over 46,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 789,000 students around the region. Each year, the global JA network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries. To learn more about JA Asia Pacific, please visit or visit @jaasiapacific on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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