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Export Resources

Bureau of Industry and Security

The activities of the Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce are designed to enforce U.S. export trade laws consistent with national security, foreign policy and short supply objectives. The program strives to achieve a balance between the interests of U.S. exporters, the U.S. economy and U.S. national security requirements.

Export Administration Regulations

The Bureau of Industry and Security provides information about the Export Administration Regulations put in place by the United States Department of Commerce.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Mark Klien, Regional Director- Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Indiana
(312) 375-1883

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export and import credit agency of the United States.

Harmonized Code / HS Code United States Census Bureau

Trade Information Center

(800) 872-8723
(202) 482-4473

The Trade Information Center (TIC) is a comprehensive resource for information on all U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs.

Freight Forwarders

Bestway International – Hellmann Worldwide Logistics – Kansas City

Jay Devers, Managing Partner
8301 NW 101st Terrace, Unit 1, Kansas City, MO, 64152 United States
(816) 891-8339, (816) 891-8948
(816) 891-8949

Full Service international and Domestic freight forwarder and U.S. Customs Broker

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc

Tim Whistler, Regional Manager
220 W Douglas Ave #400, Wichita, KS 67202 United States
(316) 267-3300
(316) 267-3344

One of the world’s largest third-party logistic providers—delivering innovative supply chain solutions to more than 113,000 customers across the world. Whether you need truckload services, ocean or air shipping or supply chain consulting.


636 NW Platte Valley Drive, Building 3, Riverside, MO 64150 United States
(816) 741-0506
(816) 741-9133

FedEx Trade Network Services

Jim Bateman, FEDEX Exports Manager
3560 S MAIZE RD, Wichita, Kansas 67215 United States
(314) 522-7301

FH Kaysing – Wichita, KS

Nancy Luttrell
1950 S Florence St, Wichita, KS 67209 United States
(316) 721-8980
(316) 721-8984

Wide range of services, including: remote location filing (RLF), out port broker management, entry auditing, post entry representation, digital record keeping, research and compliance counseling

Fry Wagner

15850 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, KS 66219 United States
(913) 541-0020

Commercial relocations and logistics services.

Held & Associates, Inc.

Savino Del Bene USA, Inc.
John Romp
1120 Erie Street, N. Kansas City, MO. 64116
Phone: 816.842.6701 x 207
Fax: 816.842.6724
Email: john.romp@savinodelbene.com

International Freight Forwarder and U.S. Customs Broker, personalized service that fulfills all the logistics needs of our clients here in the USA as well as overseas

Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.

Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.
Marc Trouve, Branch Manager
7505 N.W. Tiffany Springs Pkwy. Ste. 305, Kansas City, Missouri 64153-1335 United States
(816) 891-9205

Seafreight, Airfreight, Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics and Overland

Marisol International, An Ascent Global Logistics Company

Micah Holst, President

7200 NW 86th St. Building B. Ste., R, Kansas City, Missouri 64153 United States
(816) 505-9800
(816) 945-9257
(816) 505-9397

Experienced team of logistics professionals ready to help you manage your global logistics needs with precision.

SBA Global Logistic Services

12109 Bridgeton Square Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044 United States
(314) 427-3500
(314) 427-3510

Global Logistics services, Customs Brokers, Domestic Freight Services, Ocean Freight Services.

Scarbrough International/United Shipping

Kim Taylor, Marketing Director
10841 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153 United States
(816) 891-2400
(816) 891-7625

Kevin Ekstrand, Sales Executive
10841 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153 United States
(916) 584-2414

U.S. Customs Brokerage, Import, Export, Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Worldwide Consolidations, Asset-Based Trucks, Domestic Truck Brokerage, Large Equipment, Warehouse and Distribution, Compliance Consulting, NVOCC Services, Transportation Management System, Featured Commodities and Purchase Order Management.


Pam or John Carter, Owners/Franchisees
3147 W Maple St, Wichita, KS, 67213 United States
(316) 943-1919‎

United Parcel Service (UPS)

International Customer Service Center
See web site for locations, Kansas United States
(316) 755-0588

XPO Logistics – Kansas City & Wichita

Jason Young, Kansas City Manager
234 E Donovan Rd, Kansas City, Kansas 66115 United States
(913) 281-3535
(913) 281-0836

Timothy Rakes, Wichita Manager
4330 W 29th St S, Wichita, Kansas 67215 United States
(316) 942-0498
(316) 945-3342

Global logistics company, transportation and logistics, supply chain solutions.

XpressRate (Former IntlQuote)

Bryan Luttrell, Co-Owner
13632 W 95th St, Lenexa, Kansas 66215 United States
(913) 428-8441
(913) 962-9295

Government Agency


United States

Brings together resources from across the federal government to help U.S. businesses participate in the global marketplace with information on trade events, remedy tariffs and export counseling assistance.

International Trade Administration

United States

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes trade and U.S. exports of nonagricultural U.S. services and goods through its global network of offices.

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Suzanne Ryan-Numrich, International Trade Director
1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 United States
(785) 564-6704
(785) 564-6777

Provides support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.

Office of Defense Trade Control

United States

Ensure commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

U.S. Trade Representative

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) provides a wealth of information on exporting and export policy as it relates to global U.S. exports.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection – Kansas City Office

4100 North Mulberry Drive, Suite 110, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 584-1994
(816) 584-8431

CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection – Wichita Office

Peg Sigg, Port Director
1700 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 613-4194
(316) 613-4195

U.S. Department of Commerce – U.S. Commercial Service

Kansas City, MO Office – https://www.trade.gov/missouri-kansas-city 

Saint Louis, MO Office – https://www.trade.gov/missouri-st-louis


Whether you are new to exporting or expanding to new markets, the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade.

U.S. Department of Commerce – U.S. Export Assistance Center

Nya Igambi, Director
1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 842-0812
(816) 471-7839

Sally Pacheco, Sr. International Trade Specialist
1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 421-0541
(816) 471-7839

Marisa Ring, International Trade Specialist
1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 421-4809
(816) 471-7839

Andrew Anderson, USEAC Director
300 W Douglas Ave., 150 N. Main St., Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 263-4067
(316) 462-5506


Provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.

U.S. Department of Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Treasury Annex / Freedman’s Bank Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
(800) 540-6322
(202) 622-2490
(202) 622-2480

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

U.S. Small Business Administration – Kansas City and Wichita Offices

Jon Malcolm Richards, District Director- Kansas City Office
1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 426-4900

Wayne Bell, District Director – Wichita Office
220 W. Douglas Ave. Suite 450, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 269-6566
(316) 269-6499

Independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209, X United States
(703) 875-4357
(703) 875-4009

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

International Banks

Commerce Bank of Kansas City

Drew Felling
1000 Walnut Street, 3rd. Floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 234-2603
(816) 234-2375



Commerce Bank—Wichita

Brian Gordon, International Manager
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(316) 261-4987
brian.gordon@commercebank.com www.commercebank.com

Crossfirst Bank

Reta Penington, International Banking Manager
7120 S Lewis, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136 United States
9451 E 13th Street N, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(918) 497-5215
(918) 494-4884


Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) of the U.S.

Mark E. Klein, Regional Director
200 W Adams Street, Suite 2450, Chicago, Illinois 60606 United States
(312) 375-1883
Mark.Klein@exim.gov www.exim.gov

ExWorks Capital

Matthew Chandler
333 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1620, Chicago, Illinois 60606 United States
(312) 443-8532
(312) 852-1914

Export Financing for lending and trading Partners, has delegated authority to lend on behalf of the US Export-Import bank, SBA lending capabilities, Trading company able to facilitate complex overseas transactions

Intrust Bank

Dina Aaby, International Banking Manager
105 N Main St, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 383-1499
(316) 383-5731

Support for foreign transactions, fully serviced international banking Import/Export, Network of correspondent banks worldwide

JP Morgan Chase

Luis M. Noriega, VP Export Finance Advisory
2200 Ross Ave. Floor 6th. Mail Code TX1-2938, Dallas, Texas 75201 United States
(216) 865-3631

Simmons Bank

Robin Needham, VP Commercial Banking
8525 W Central Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67212 United States
(316) 670-5112
(316) 729-6464

U.S. Bank

Gabe DiGiorgio, Vice President, Global Trade Service
9900 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 United States
(816) 871-2412

Wendy Wells, Erional Commercial Banking Manager
719 S. Kansas, Topeka, Kansas 66603 United States
(785) 276-6688
(785) 276-6689
wendy.wells1@usbank.com www.usbank.com

UMB Bank

Christopher Howell, President/Kansas Regions Commercial Loans
1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6226 United States
(816) 860-7560
(816) 860-4858

Amy Feimer, VP of Treasury Management
130 N Market Street, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 266-6003
amy.feimer@umb.com www.umb.com

Wells Fargo

Thomas Callahan, Coml Bd Representative Commercial Banking
7500 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66210 United States
(913) 234-2906
(913) 234-2901

Importing or exporting, financing global supply chain, managing currency risk and international payments, developing foreign exchange hedging strategies, Opportunity development and risk management

International Consultants

Consular Corps of Greater Kansas City

Serra Gino, Secretary General
13220 Metcalf, Suite 320, Overland Park, KS 66213-2812 United States
(816) 374-3200

Promotes and fosters goodwill and cooperation between its members’ countries and the United States partners. Honorary consuls are appointed to assist and report to career consuls – typically consuls general – in providing consular representation in a geographic area covered by the appointing career consul. All career and honorary consuls are accredited by the U.S. Department of State in accordance with the terms of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

InterMark3 Inc./IBNewsmag

Frederick L. Baehner, President
6655 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131 United States
(816) 616-7779
(816) 2472-0509

Export business development consulting to identify and qualify international distributors/sales reps in countries throughout the world. Includes original business intelligence, marketing strategies, trade show assistance and other services in support of those offered by the KDC trade office.

Kansas Global Trade Services

Karyn Page, President / CEO
800 East 1st Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 264-5982

Kansas Global is a full service, non-profit trade consulting firm dedicated to helping Kansas businesses grow in a global economy. Kansas Global also manages special programs to increase export opportunities. Global Air-Cap China Program, ExportNow Kansas, Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase

International Law Firms

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

John Foote, Associate
815 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC United States
(202) 835-4254
(202) 416-7254

Provide support with responding to customs enforcement actions, resolve import and export compliance issues, global expansion, planning and International Law.

Biggs Law Group, L.C.

Michael R. Biggs, Attorney
3500 N. Rock Road, Building 1100, Wichita, Kansas 67226 United States
(316) 684-2929
mrb@biggslawgroup.com www.biggslawgroup.com

Dentons (Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP)

John L. Snyder
4520 Main Street, Suite 1100, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-7700 United States
(816) 460-2400
(816) 531-7545
john.snyder@dentons.com www.dentons.com/en.aspx

Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP

Edwin A. Getz, Partner
191 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60601 United States
(312) 569-1000

Husch, Blackwell Sanders

Benjamin Mann
4801 Main Street, Suite 1000, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
(816) 983-8000

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Eric McClafferty, Chair of the Int’l Trade Practice
Washington Harbour, Suite 400, 3050 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 United States
(202) 342-8516
(202) 342-8451

Brooke M. Ringel, Senior Associate
Washington Harbour, Suite 400, 3050 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 United States
(202) 342-8516
(202) 342-8451

International business and regulatory issues, export control and compliance, customs, anti-bribery, unfair trade remedies and international transactional services. Advice regarding time-sensitive export issues, international trade compliance systems, conducting due diligence reviews for acquisitions and representing companies in enforcement investigations.

Klenda Austerman LLC

Jade M. Martin
1600 Epic Center, 301 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202-4816 United States
(316) 267-0331
(316) 267-0333

Chad S. Nelson
1600 Epic Center, 301 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202-4816 United States
(316) 267-0331
(316) 267-0333

Business aircraft purchase, sales and financing, aviation finance and general aviation practice, import/export, legal documentation

Maughan Law Group, LC

Carl Maughan, Managing Partner
4425 W Zoo Blvd. Suite 5, Wichita, Kansas 67212 United States
(316) 264-2023
(316) 264-1919

Provide individualized assistance for international business legal matters, International legal support to small and mid-sized companies in regulatory, transactional and legal environment

Melvin Bird CPA

Melvin L. Bird, CPA
807 N. Main, Wichita, Kansas 67203 United States
(316) 263-4226
(316) 263-9738

Miller and Company, P.C.

Charles W. Ballard, Export Compliance Director
4929 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
(816) 561-4999
(816) 561-5999

Polsinelli (former Shughart Thomson & Kilroy P.C.)

W Russell Welsh, Chairman & CEO
900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
(816) 753-1000
(816) 753-1536

Sedgwick, LLP

Holly Tamisiea
2301 McGee St. Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64108-2662 United States
(816) 423-2100
(877) 529-5030

Stinson, Leonard Street, LLP

John Aisenbrey, Partner
1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 691-3111
(816) 691-3495

The Export Legal Assistance Network

Judd L. Kessler, Esq. / National Coordinator
1900 K Street, NW, Suite 1110, Washington, D. C. 20006-1110 United States
(202) 778-3080
(202) 778-3063

A cooperative program among the Federal Bar Association, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration

International Law Resources

International Trade Commission

500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436 United States
(202) 205-2000

An independent federal agency determining import injury to U.S. industries in antidumping, countervailing duty and global and China safeguard investigations; directing actions against unfair trade practices involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement; supporting policymakers through economic analysis and research on the global competitiveness of U.S. industries; and maintaining the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

U.S. Court of International Trade

1 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001 United States
(212) 264-2800

The U.S. Court of International Trade provides information about litigation and international trade law.

World Trade Organization

Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne, 154, Case postale, 1211 Genève 2 Switzerland
+41 (0)22 739 51 11

The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

International Tax Accountants

Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Shawn Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Tax Services
300 N. Main, Suite 1700, Wichita, Kansas 67202-4868 United States
(316) 267-7231
(316) 267-0339

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), required reporting for international transactions, transfer pricing issues and IC-DISCs

BKD, LLP, CPAs & Advisors

William Pickert, Managing Partner
1551 N. Waterfront Pkwy., Suite 300, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(316) 265-2811
(316) 265-9405

Advisors for accounting and consulting services for all industries.

Carrie Emberson, Sales and Marketing
1551 N Waterfront Pkwy., Suite 300, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(316) 265-2811
(316) 265-9405

Advisors for accounting and consulting services for all industries.

Public/Private Organizations

Global Ties KC (Formally International Visitors Council of Greater KC)

Courtney Brooks, Executive Director
30 West Pershing Road, Suite 405, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 United States
(816) 421-4242
(816) 374-5417

Connection with State delegates through leadership programming, manage opportunities for Kansas-based companies to network with state delegates

Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.

Alfred J. Figuly, Chairman
20 East Fifth Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 474-2227
(816) 842-2865

Kansas Farm Bureau

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission
Jesse McCurry, Executive Director
501 Dawn Lane, Colwich, KS. 67030 United States
(785) 477-9474

Kansas Small Business Development Center – Wichita State University

Marcia Stevens, Regional Director
WSU Metropolitan Complex, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260 United States
(316) 978-3456
(316) 978-3647

Sedgwick County Foreign-Trade Zone

Lindsay Poe Rousseau, CFO
525 N. Main Suite 823, Wichita, Kansas 67203 United States
(316) 660-7591

The International Relations Council – Kansas City

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director
107 West 9th. St. Second Floor, KANSAS CITY, MO 64105 United States
(816) 423-2632

Strength and support through global awareness and understanding. Bring dignitaries, foreign policy and trade experts and world leaders to the Midwest region to engage with companies and bring global issues front and center, providing opportunities for our members and partner organizations to grapple with these issues and understand their relevance.

Wichita Area Sister Cities

Dr. Glyn Rimmington
PO Box 47242, Wichita, Kansas 67201 United States
(316) 268-4331

Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations

John Dreifort
1845 N. Fairmount, Box 45, Wichita, Kansas 67260 United States
(316) 978-7742
(316) 978-3473

World Trade Center of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Ivry Karamitros, Director
30 West Pershing Rd., Suite 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 United States
(816) 374-5457
(816) 221-7440

Increase exports, procure goods and services from international markets, educational workshops, export documentation processing, market research services, identifying and targeting priority markets

World Trade Council of Wichita, Inc.

1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0088 United States
Phone: (316) 978-3176
Phone: (316) 978-3698
E-mail: wtcouncil@wichita.edu 
Web Site: www.wtcouncil.wichita.edu

Trade Statistics Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

Foreign trade is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you’re searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications or a host of other trade-related topics.

Phone: (800) 923-8282

Web Site: www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 

United Nations Statistics Division

Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UNSD
Phone: +1 (212) 963-9851
Web Site: unstats.un.org/home  

The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities and support countries efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

Translation & Interpreter Services

Argos Multilingual

Argos Multilingual

Contact: David Flynn, Managing Director
Address: 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 620
City, State, Zip: Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Country: United States
Phone: (913) 747-0410
Fax: (913) 747-0417
E-mail: info@argosmultilingual.com

Bridging the Gap Interpreting

Bridging the Gap Interpreting

Contact: Nabil Cherif, Founder
Address: PO Box 12624,
City, State, ZIP: North Kansas City, MO 64116
Country: United States
Phone: (913) 952-3739
Email: btgiglobal@gmail.com

Web Site: http://kansascityinterpreting.com

Transimpex Translators-Interpreters Consultants

Transimpex Translators-Interpreters Consultants

Contact: Doris Ganser, President
Address: 2300 Main St. 9th. Floor
City, State, Zip: Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Country: United States
Phone: (816) 561-3777
Fax: (816) 561-5515
E-mail: translations@transimpex.com

Web Site: http://www.transimpex.com

Understanding the cultures of their international clients and partners and preparing them to be successful in negotiations across cultures. Communication assistance with global clients and partners who may be speakers of languages other than English; cross-cultural training, Cultural Diversity Education and consulting; Language services: Translation, Interpreting and Instruction in more than 50 languages

Universal Highways, Inc.-All World Languages & Cultures, Inc.

Universal Highways, Inc.-All World Languages & Cultures, Inc.

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi, President & Sr. Consultant
Address: P.O. Box 1889
City, State, Zip: Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Country: United States
Phone: (816) 554-6000
E-mail: e.ngomsi@universalhighways.com

Web Site: http://www.universalhighways.com