FedEx Express / Junior Achievement
International Trade Challenge
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. During the event, students work to create international market entry strategy plans for a given product and target market.
Each year, more than 2,700 aspiring young entrepreneurs participate in local ITC workshops across 10 markets over a period of eight months to create market entry strategies for a variety of products and services for their respective ITC local challenges.
Since its debut in 2007, the ITC has developed over 38,000 young entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region. The first ITC regional finals was held in Hong Kong in 2007; since then, ITC regional finals have travelled to different markets in the region including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
The 2023 FedEx Express / JA ITC
This year, the 17th FedEx Express / JA ITC will be held 21-23 August. For more information, click here.
List of winners from past years
The 2022 FedEx Express / JA ITC Asia Pacific Finals
In its 16th year, JA Asia Pacific, in partnership with FedEx Express, has given an avenue to over 5,600 talented and determined high school students from all over the region to showcase their skills and creativity in producing their own market entry strategies. Over the course of 16 years, the FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge has reached over a staggering 38,336 students. 30 Teams composed of 60 students from 10 Asia Pacific markets - Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam - competed last August 9 to 11, 2022 and were guided by 38 FedEx Facilitators.
The 2021 FedEx Express / JA ITC Asia Pacific Finals
Themed “empowering the next generation of Asia’s entrepreneurs’’, the 15th edition of the ITC competition drew more than 4,000 aspiring students across 10 Asia Pacific markets - Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam, including nearly 500 participants from Indonesia and India for the first time. The 2021 FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals was successfully held from August 9 - 11th.
The 2020/2021 FedEx Express / JA ITC Asia Pacific Finals
The global pandemic affected the world in so many ways. Nevertheless, FedEx Express and JA Asia Pacific continue to support students’ aspirations in providing a regional trade challenge, now, online. The 2020-2021 FedEx / JA ITC marks the 14th edition of this esteemed event in the Asia Pacific region. The 14th ITC was successfully held from March 1st to 3rd, 2021. Click on the link below for event details.
The 2019 FedEx Express / JA ITC Asia Pacific Finals
The 2019 ITC Asia Pacific Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia saw 30 mixed teams and 60 national champions compete for top honours. Participants gained first-hand experience of international trade strategy, honed their business plan skills and formed life-long connections with students from around the region.
In 2019, the finalist teams presented market entry strategy plans for a medical device product set to launch in the German market.
JA Asia Pacific is excited to share some memorable moments of this event captured in the 2019 FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific