What does “substantial trade” mean?
To get a E1 Visa, your travelling purposes must meet the legal meaning of “substantial trade”. In general, any constant flow of commercial operations that take place over time is recognized as “trade” or “commerce”. This includes:
- Imports/exports of goods;
- Every other exchange of international services.
There is no minimum monetary value for each transaction. Nevertheless, higher volume activities benefit from greater importance and priority.