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Kansas Shatters Trade Record

Apr 3, 2023

Kansas exports reached an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. Compared with last year’s data, exports surged by $1.42 billion, representing an 11.36 percent growth. The previous highs for state exports occurred in 2021 and 2008, and both topped out at $12.5 billion. The pent-up demand due to the ongoing…

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Governor Kelly Announces 2023 Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open

Mar 1, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.  The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is a prestigious honor the Governor of Kansas gives out annually to best-in-class companies conducting international business from…

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Vortex Global named 2022 Governor's Award of Excellence winner

Oct 27, 2022

The 2022 Governor’s Award of Excellence winner, Vortex Global, was founded in 1977 in Salina. Vortex specializes in the design and manufacture of components for the transport and flow control of dry bulk solids. With a global service network that spans more than 120 countries, Vortex delivers global solutions through…

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Registration Closing Wednesday for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference

Sep 26, 2022

TOPEKA — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today said there still is time to register for the upcoming 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference. Those interested, however, will need to act quickly. Registrations for the Oct. 3-4 event in Manhattan will close at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28th.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates Funding to Help Kansas Small Businesses Participate in Global Trade

Sep 23, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on its announcement of a $200,000 award to the Kansas Department of Commerce.  The award will be used by the agency’s International Division in its State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). STEP helps small businesses begin to export their…

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Governor Laura Kelly's Administration Signs Significant Wheat Deal with Taiwan

Sep 16, 2022

TOPEKA – During a state visit from a Taiwanese delegation, officials from the east Asian country agreed to purchase 66 million bushels of wheat from U.S. farmers over the next two years. The grain deal, which is worth approximately $576 million, will be fulfilled significantly by Kansas wheat farms.  The Kansas…

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The Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for US Exporters

Aug 4, 2022

Have you considered how different trade finance options may give your business a boost?  Check out the latest edition of The Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters, expanded to address pandemic recovery issues and financial innovation through digitalization. Trade Finance Guide

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Resources for U.S. Exporters: eCommerce Frontline Library

Jun 23, 2022

The eCommerce Frontline Library is a list of resources designed to assist exporters compete for international customer acquisition by developing their online presence and sales it includes: A Online Strategy for Exporters Series that focuses on helping you to improve your business digital strategy so you can grow your cross-border…

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Exporter Tools: Look Up Your HS Code(s)

May 23, 2022

Do you know your export product’s HS code? We tell you why and how to classify your product.

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Hong Kong: Waste Management

May 13, 2022

Hong Kong’s waste crisis opens doors to U.S. waste management firms. To address Hong Kong’s waste management crisis, the Hong Kong government recently published Waste Blueprint 2035, which outlines specific steps the territory will take to dramatically increase recycling and materials recovery, reduce waste flows into landfills and ultimately reach…

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