Export Resources

Find the answers you need for your exporting company

Agriculture Resources

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153, Rome, Italy
(+39) 06 57051

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations works toward the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources.

Foreign Agricultural Service

Cathy McKinnell, International Regulations and Standards

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Mail Stop 1001
Washington, DC 20250 United States
(202) 690-0929

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

Kansas State University

Office of the Vice President for Research
102 Anderson Hall, Manhattan KS, 66506 United States
(785) 532-5110

Kansas State University ensures researchers and partners have the tools they need to solve global challenges. The university is home to more than 90 research centers, from the 3,487-hectare Konza tallgrass prairie to the Biosecurity Research Institute’s focus on food safety. The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) supports comprehensive multidisciplinary research, education and training programs that address threats to plant, animal and human health, including food-borne pathogens. Home of the new National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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
Mark.Klein@exim.gov

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

NAFTA

NAFTA resolves trade disputes

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.

DHL USA

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

KCSmartPort

KCSmartPort
Chris Gutierrez, President
30 West Pershing Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 United States
(816) 374-5680
(816) 842-2865

KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses.

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.

Unishippers

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

Export.gov

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

https://www.trade.gov/let-our-experts-help-0

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

www.export.gov 

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.

Import Resources

Enforcement and Compliance

(202) 482-0063

ECCommunications@trade.gov 

Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) safeguards and enhances the competitive strength of U.S. industries against unfair trade through the enforcement of U.S. antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade laws and ensures compliance with trade agreements negotiated on behalf of U.S. industries. E&C promotes the creation and maintenance of U.S. jobs and economic growth by supporting the negotiation of international trade agreements to open foreign markets.

NAFTA

www.naftanow.org 

NAFTA resolves trade disputes between national industries and/or governments in a fair, timely and impartial manner.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Kansas Port of Entry: Wichita, 1700 Airport Road, Wichita, KS 67209 United States 
Port of Entry: Kansas City International Airport, 4100 N. Mulberry Drive Suite 110, Kansas City, MO 64116 United States

(312) 542-5700

cfomedia@cbp.dhs.gov 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has direct responsibility for enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness. By reducing costs for industry and enforcing trade laws against counterfeit, unsafe and fraudulently entered goods, CBP is working to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity and protect against risks to public health and safety.

USITC Data Web Tariff and Trade Data

https://dataweb.usitc.gov/

USITC DataWeb provides U.S. merchandise trade and tariff data in a user-friendly web interface. Trade data for 1989 to the present are available on a monthly, quarterly, annual or year-to-date basis and can be retrieved using a sophisticated querying tool with features such as user-defined country and commodity groups.

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

drew.felling@commercebank.com 

www.commercebank.com

Commerce Bank—Wichita

Brian Gordon, International Manager
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(816)234-2608
(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

reta.penington@crossfirstbank.com

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
Mchandler@exworks.com 
www.exworkscapital.com 

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
dina.aaby@intrustbank.com 
www.intrustbank.com 

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
luis.m.noriega@jpmchase.com 
www.jpmchase.com

Simmons Bank

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

U.S. Bank

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

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
Chris.Howell@umb.com 

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
Thomas.R.Callahan@wellsfargo.com 

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

Armada Executive Intelligence

Chris Kuehl, Managing Director
chris.kuehl@armadaci.com 
www.armada-intel.com 
P.O. Box 733, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 United States
(816) 304-3017

Consular Corps of Greater Kansas City

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

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
fbaehner@intermark3.com 
www.ibnewsmag.com 

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.

International Risk Consultants

Mark Isern
15602 W. 144th. St. Olathe, KS. 66062,
(913) 353-9006
misern@irc-group.com 
www.irc-group.com 

Trade Credit Insurance-Mitigation of trade receivable risk, provide support in trade credit insurance, political risk insurance and credit information services,  Domestic and international trade capital finance solutions, International Risk Management Partners, public market offerings from EXIM Bank and the SBA as well as a very extensive, Private U.S. and overseas insurance companies.

iSi Environmental

Gary T. Mason, CEO
215 S Laura, Wichita, Kansas 67211 United States
(316) 264-7050
GMason@iSiEnvironmental.com 

Marc Mason, Business Development
215 S Laura, Wichita, Kansas 67211 United States
(316) 264-7050
mmason@iSiEnvironmental.com 
www.iSiEnvironmental.com 

Help navigating compliance issues and regulations, Environmental and safety risks consultation and facility support

Kansas Global Trade Services

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

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

Kennedy and Coe, LLC

David Burger, Principal
1605 N Waterfront Pkwy., Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67206 United States
(316) 685-0222
(316) 685-1868
burger@kcoe.com 
www.kcoe.com

MAMTC

Mark Chalfant, CEO
10550 Barkley, Suite 116, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 United States
(913) 649-4333
(785) 537-2244
Mchalfant@mamtc.com 
www.mamtc.com 

Accelerate profitable growth by developing and improving products, technologies, processes and people. Manufacturing consulting. Works with regional partners to deliver workforce training to current, new and potential employees. Delivers workforce training to current, new and potential employees.

Professional Engineering Consultants

Nicholas Smith, Analytics Manager
303 S Topeka, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 262-2691
(316) 262-3003
Nick.Smith@pec1.com www.pec1.com

International Law Firms

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

John Foote, Associate
815 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC United States
(202) 835-4254
(202) 416-7254
john.foote@bakermckenzie.com 
www.bakermckenzie.com/en/locations/north-america/united-states 

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
316-681-0153
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
edwin.getz@dbr.com 
www.drinkerbiddle.com 

Husch, Blackwell Sanders

Benjamin Mann
4801 Main Street, Suite 1000, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
(816) 983-8000
816-983-8080
jeff.simon@huschblackwell.com
www.huschblackwell.com 

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
EMcclafferty@KelleyDrye.com

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

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
jmartin@klendalaw.com

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

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
Carl@mlglc.com 

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
melvin_bird_cpa@sbcglobal.net 
www.melvinbirdcpa.com

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
cballard@millerco.com 
www.millerco.com

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
wrwelsh@polsinelli.com 
www.polsinelli.com

Sedgwick, LLP

Holly Tamisiea
2301 McGee St. Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64108-2662 United States
(816) 423-2100
(877) 529-5030
holly.tamisiea@sedgwicklaw.com 
www.sdma.com

Stinson, Leonard Street, LLP

John Aisenbrey, Partner
1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 United States
(816) 691-3111
(816) 691-3495
john.aisenbrey@stinson.com 
www.stinson.com

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
jkessler@porterwright.com 
www.exportlegal.org 

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
www.usitc.gov 

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
www.cit.uscourts.gov 

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
enquiries@wto.org 
www.wto.org 

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
Shawn.Sullivan@aghlc.com 
www.aghlc.com 

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
wpickert@bkd.com 
www.bkd.com 

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
cemberson@bkd.com 
www.bkd.com 

Advisors for accounting and consulting services for all industries.

Kansas Universities

Baker University

Gary Irick, Associate Professor, Chair of Business & Economics Department
Baldwin City, KS Campus – 618 8th St, Baldwin City, KS 66006 United States
(785) 594-8479
gary.irick@bakerU.edu 
www.bakeru.edu

Emporia State University

Dr. Ed Bashaw, Dean, School of Business
1 Kellog Circle Dr., Emporia, Kansas 66801 United States
(620) 341-1200
ebashaw@emporia.edu www.emporia.edu

Fort Hays State University – College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Snow, Director of Entrepreneurship
600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099 United States
(785) 628-4035
(785) 628-5398
ddsnow@fhsu.edu 
www.fhsu.edu 

Business and entrepreneurship research and education; Business and professional development

Fort Hays State University – Docking Institute of Public Affairs

Michael Walker, Director
600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099 United States
(785) 628-4378
mwalker@fhsu.edu

Fort Hays State University – Kansas Small Business Development Center

Greg Panichello, State Director
214 S.E 6th Street, Suite 301, Topeka, Kansas 66603 United States
(785) 296-6514
ksbdc.gpanicheho@alsu.edu 

Rick Feltenberger, Regional Director
600 Park Street, Custer Hall, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099 United States
(785) 628-5615
rkfeltenberger2@fhsu.edu 
www.fhsu.edu/ksbdc 

Startup assistance, Support with exporting process, Networking with export specialist, Export Consultation

Friends University – Business

Dr. Arlen Honts, Division Chair of Business Technology
2100 W University St., Wichita, KS 67213 United States
(316) 295-5612
ahonts@friends.edu 
www.friends.edu

Kansas State University – International Grains Program (IGP)

Brandy Miller, Associate Director
201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201 United States
(785) 532-4070
bmmiller@kscu.edu 
www.grains.k-state.edu

Kansas State University – Office of International Programs

Dr. Kenneth Holland, Associate Provost
304 Fairchild Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-1111 United States
(785) 532-6011
(785) 532-6550
oip@ksu.edu 
www.ksu.edu/oip

Newman University School of Business

Joe McElroy, Associate Professor of Finance & Business Law
3100 McCormick Ave., Wichita, KS 67213-2097 United States
(316) 942-4291
McElroyJ@newmanu.edu 
www.newmanu.edu

Pittsburg State University – Business and International Education Program

Choong Y. Lee, University Professor
110 G Kelce Center, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762 United States
(620) 396-4587
(620) 235-4513
cylee@pittstate.edu 
www.pittstate.edu

University of Kansas – Center for Global Business Studies

Charles Bankart, PH. D, Associate Vice Provost
1450 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 300, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7594 United States
(785) 864-6161
cbankart@ku.edu 
www.international.ku.edu

University of Kansas – Center for Int’l Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Melissa H. Birch, School of Business Associate Professor
1654 Naismith Drive, Capital Federal Hall, Room 3124, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 United States
(785) 864-7571
(785) 864-3768
mhbirch@ku.edu
www.business.ku.edu

University of Kansas – Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Will Katz, Regional Director
718 New Hampshire, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 United States
(785) 843-8844
willkatz@ku.edu

University of Missouri-Kansas City / Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Michael Wizniak, MBA, Instructor Int’l Business and Management Information Systems
Henry W. Block School of Management, 5110 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 United States
(816) 235-2896
wizniakm@umkc.edu 
www.bloch.umkc.edu/default.aspx

Washburn University-Small Business Development Center

Karl Klein, Business Director of SBDC
Washburn University SBDC, 120 SE 6th. Ave. Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66603 United States
(785) 234-3235
karl.klein@washburn.edu 
www.washburn.edu

Wichita State University – Center for Economic Development & Business Research

Jeremy Hill, Director
1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0121 United States
(316) 213-3673
(316) 978-3950
jeremy.hill@wichita.edu 
www.cedbr.org

Wichita State University – Center for International Business Advancement (CIBA)

Sherryl Hubble
1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0088 United States
(316) 978-3456
(316) 978-3698
www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=ciba 

CIBA-WT Council strategic alliance is WSU Barton School’s public-private sector centric partnership. Fosters work and ideals of international business education, research and practice/outreach.

Public/Private Organizations

Agri-Business Council of Wichita

Rhonda McCurry, Executive Director
501 Dawn Ln, Colwich KS  67030 United States
(316) 796-1180
agbizwichita@gmail.com 
www.agbizwichita.org 

A networking organization for the agribusinesses of south-central Kansas.

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
cbrooks@globaltieskc.org 
www.globaltieskc.org 

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
alfiguly@gkcftz.com 
www.kcsmartport.com

Greater Wichita Partnership Economic Development Coalition

Jeff Fluhr, President
501 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202 United States
(316) 500-6650
jeff@greaterwichitapartnership.org 
www.gwedc.org

Indo American Chamber of Commerce – Kansas City

Raj Bhatia, Chairman & MD
10501 W 131st Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213 United States
(913) 579-8893
info@iacckc.com
www.iacckc.com

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City

4747 Troost Avenue, Suite 119 E, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 United States
(816) 235-6654
(816) 235-2947
office@itcgkc.org 
www.itcgkc.org

Kansas Corn Commission

Greg Krissek, CEO
P.O. Box 446, 110 West 4th. Ave., Garnett, Kansas 66032 United States
(785) 448-2626
(800) 489-2676
gkrissek@ksgrains.com 
www.kscorn.com/kansas-corn-commission

Kansas Farm Bureau

Richard Felts, President
2627 KFB Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66503 United States
(785) 587-6000
www.kfb.org 

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

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
marcia.stevens@wichita.edu 
www.webs.wichita.edu/?u=ksbdc&p=/index

Kansas Soybean Commission

Kenlon Johannes, Administrator
1000 SW Red Oaks Place, Topeka, Kansas 66615 United States
(87)577-6923
(785) 271-1302
johannes@kansassoybeans.org 
www.kansassoybeans.org

Kansas Wheat

Justin Gilpin, CEO
1990 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 United States
(785) 539-0255
(785) 539-8946
jgilpin@kswheat.com 
www.kswheat.com

Midwest International Trade Association (MITA)

Gloria Penas
PO Box 642123, Omaha, NE 68164-2123 United States
(402) 596-1210
mita@mitaonline.org 
www.mitaonline.org

Sedgwick County Foreign-Trade Zone

Lindsay Poe Rousseau, CFO
525 N. Main Suite 823, Wichita, Kansas 67203 United States
(316) 660-7591
lindsay.poerousseau@sedgwick.gov 
www.sedgwickcounty.org/finance/foreigntradezone.asp

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

172 Fifth Ave., #118, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
(888) 491-8833
info@fita.org 
www.fita.org 

The FITA Global Trade Portal is the source for international import-export trade leads, events and links to 8,000 international trade (export-import) related websites.

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
mhughes@irckc.org 
www.irckc.org 

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
glyn.rimmington@gmai.com 
www.wichitasistercities.org

Wichita Business Journal

Bill Roy, Editor
121 N Mead, Suite 100, Wichita, Kansas 67202 United States
(316) 266-6184
(316) 267-8570
broy@bizjournals.com 
www.WichitaBusinessJournal.com

Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations

John Dreifort
1845 N. Fairmount, Box 45, Wichita, Kansas 67260 United States
(316) 978-7742
(316) 978-3473
john.dreifort@wichita.edu 
www.acfr.org/committees/allcommittees.htm

Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce

Gary Plummer, President & CEO
350 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202 United States
(316) 265-7771
(316) 265-7502
gplummer@wichitachamber.org 
wichitachamber.org

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
karamitros@kcchamber.com 
www.wtc-kc.com 

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
(316) 978-3176
(316) 978-3698
wtcouncil@wichita.edu 
www.wtcouncil.wichita.edu

Trade Statistics Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

(800) 923-8282
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 

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.

United Nations Statistics Division

Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UNSD
+1 (212) 963-9851
statistics@un.org 
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

David Flynn, Managing Director
7101 College Boulevard, Suite 620, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 United States
(913) 747-0410
(913) 747-0417
info@argosmultilingual.com

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Bridging the Gap Interpreting

Nabil Cherif, Founder

PO Box 12624, North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States

(913) 952-3739

btgiglobal@gmail.com 

kansascityinterpreting.com

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Transimpex Translators-Interpreters Consultants

Doris Ganser, President

2300 Main St. 9th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

(816) 561-3777

(816) 561-5515

translations@transimpex.com 

www.transimpex.com 

Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi, President & Sr. Consultant

P.O. Box 1889, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 United States

(816) 554-6000

e.ngomsi@universalhighways.com 

www.universalhighways.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

Zinta Inspired Language, LLC

Kerry Smith, Business Operations Director
1855 S. Rock Rd., Suite 129, Wichita, KS 67207 United States
(316) 932-2361
kerry.smith@zintalanguage.com
www.zintalanguage.com 

Provide skills in interpersonal communication, relationship building and cross-cultural communication; provide language training, interpretation, translation and tutoring for businesses, organizations and individuals; provide professional live, online and distance learning.

U.S. Commercials Offices (Top 25 Export Markets)

American Embassy Argentina

U.S. Commercial Service – Av. Colombia 4300, Buenos Aires, C1425GMN Argentina
(54-11) 5777-4533
(54-11) 5777-4240
Office.BuenosAires@trade.gov 
2016.export.gov/Argentina

American Embassy Australia

U.S. Commercial Service Level 59, MLC Building, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia
(61-2) 9373-9202
Office.Australia@trade.gov 
2016.export.gov/australia

American Embassy Austria

Sanford N. Owens, Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service – Boltzmanngasse 16, 1090 Vienna Austria
(+43-1) 31339-0
(+43-1) 310-06-82
office.vienna@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/austria

American Embassy Belgium

James M. Fluker, Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service- Regentlaan 27 Boulevard du Régent, B-1000 Brussels, Brussels, 09710 Belgium
(32-2) 811-4000
(32-2) 512-3644
office.brussels@trade.gov 
www.export.gov/article?id=Belgium

American Embassy Brazil

Rick Ortiz, Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service-SES-Av. das Nacoes, Quadra 801, Lote 03, Brasilia – DF, 70403-900 Brazil
(55-61) 3312-7330
(55-61) 3225-9136
Rick.Ortiz@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/brazil

American Embassy Canada

U.S. Commercial Service, 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8 Canada
(613) 688-5335
(613) 688-3082
ottawareference@state.gov 
www.export.gov/article?id=Canada

American Embassy China

U.S. Commercial Service-No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu, Beijing, 100600 China
+86-10-8531-4158
+86-10-8531-3949
office.beijing@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/china

American Embassy France

Steve Alley, Minister Counselor, Commercial Affairs:
U.S. Commercial Service – 2, Avenue Gabriel, 75382 Paris Cedex 08 France
+33-01-4312-2277
+33-01-4312-7012
office.paris@trade.gov 
www.export.gov/france

American Embassy Germany

John McCaslin, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service – Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin Germany
+49-30-8305-2940
+49-30-8305-1949
office.berlin@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/germany

American Embassy Hong Kong

U.S. Commercial Service, 26 Garden Road, Hong Kong, 96521-0006 Hong Kong
(852) 2521-1467
(852) 2845-9800
Office.Hongkong@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/hongkong

American Embassy India

Patrick O. Santillo, Senior Commercial Officer & Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001 India
+011-91-11-2347-2000
+011-91-11-2331-5172
office.newdelhi@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/india

American Embassy Italy

Andrea Rosa, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Vittorio Veneto 121, 00187 Roma Italy
+39-06-46741
andrea.rosa@trade.gov
www.2016.export.gov/italy

American Embassy Japan

U.S. Commercial Service, 1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-8420 Japan
+03-3224-5060
+03-3224-5064
Office.Tokyo@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/japan

American Embassy Korea

U.S. Commercial Service, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03141 Korea, Republic
+82-2-397-4535
+82-2-739-1628
office.seoul@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/southkorea

American Embassy Mexico

U.S. Commercial Service, Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, 06500 Mexico, D.F. Mexico
+011-52-55-5080-2196
+011-52-55-5080-2005
office.mexicocity@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/mexico

American Embassy Netherlands

U.S. Commercial Service, Lange Voorhout 102, 2514 EJ The Hague Netherlands
+31-70-310-2417
+31-70-310-2207
Office.TheHague@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/netherlands

American Embassy Nigeria

Brent Omdahl, Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
(234)-1-460-3400
(234)-1-261-0544
Lagos.Office.Box@trade.gov
www.2016.export.gov/nigeria

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U.S. Commercial Service, Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-044 Lisboa Portugal
+011-351-21-770 2528 / 727 3300
+011-351-21-726-8914
office.lisbon@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/portugal

American Embassy Singapore

Margaret Hanson-Muse
U.S. Commercial Service, 27 Napier Road, Singapore, 258508 Singapore
(65) 6476-9037
(65) 6476-9080
office.singapore@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/singapore

American Embassy South Africa

Pamela Ward, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst, 2196, Johannesburg South Africa
+27-11-290- 3192
+27-11-884-0253
Office.Johannesburg@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/southafrica

American Embassy Spain

Ricardo Pelaez
U.S. Commercial Service, Calle de Serrano, 75, 28006 Madrid Spain
+34-91-564-8976
+34-91-563-0859
Office.Madrid@trade.gov 
www.2016.export.gov/spain

American Embassy Switzerland

Mr. Sandor Galambos
U.S. Commercial Service, Sulgeneckstrasse 19, CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland
+031-357-70-11
+031-357-73-20
galamboss@state.gov 
www.ch.usembassy.gov

American Embassy Thailand

Gregory M. Wong, Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service – Bangkok, 120/22 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
+66-2-205-4000
+66-53-252-633
office.bangkok@trade.gov 
www.th.usembassy.gov

American Embassy United Kingdom

John Simmons, Minister Counselor, Commercial Affairs
U.S. Commercial Service, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7894 0419
Office.London@trade.gov 
www.th.usembassy.gov

American Institute in Taiwan

Ireas Cook, Commercial Section Chief
Room 3207, Floor 32, No.333, Sec. 1, Keelung Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 11012 Taiwan
(+886) (02) 2720-1550
(+886) (02) 2757-7162
Office.Taipei@trade.gov 
www.ait.org.tw/en/home.html

U.S. Consulate General-Edinburgh

John Simmons, Minister Counselor, Commercial Affairs
3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5BW United Kingdom
[44] (0)131 556 8315
44-131-557-6023
Office.London@trade.gov  
www.uk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/edinburgh