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International trade is vital to Kansas’ economic health. The international exchange of ideas is a constant flow of information and opportunities. Find everything you need to stay informed on the market information that matters.

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International Webinars

Stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding international trends and topics, and how they impact the Kansas international trade industry.

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Free Trade Agreements & Export Documentation
September 21, 2022

If export documentation or Free Trade Agreements prevent you from exporting or expanding your export business, this webinar featuring Meredith Bond, U.S. Commercial Service, and Jay Devers, Bestway International, will provide you a roadmap for navigating the …

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Doing Business in Spain and Portugal
September 21, 2022

Spain and Portugal have traditionally represented significant export markets for the United States. Spain and Portugal are a bridge between Europe, Latin America, and Africa, making this a lucrative region for companies in the United States …

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Environmental, Social and Governance and what it means for compliance.
July 12, 2022

Corporations are being asked to exercise a high degree of ethical behavior through social media making ES&G a high priority. In this webinar Lesa Brownell will talk about the importance of compliance as it relates …

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Kansas Exports and the Conflict in Ukraine
April 20, 2022

Lesa Brownell discusses potential compliance and overall export issues regarding the Conflict in Ukraine. Review Powepoint Presentation

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Doing Business in Mexico – 2022
March 24, 2022

The Kansas Department of Commerce has a Mexico office designed specifically to help Kansas businesses. Review Powepoint Presentation

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Financing Options with EXIM Bank and SBA
February 16, 2022

Learn how the SBA and EXIM Bank can help you with your exporting opportunities. Speakers are Mark Klein, EXIM, and Ian A. Lorenzana, SBA.

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CE Mark and EU Environmental Regulations
January 19, 2022

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Bob Straetz, European Union (EU) Specialist, Office of European Union and Regional Affairs, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce What you will learn: What is the CE mark?When is the CE mark …

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Supply Chain Management
December 16, 2021

As you know, the supply chain disruption issue is complicated and multi-faceted. This webinar will be a deeper dive into controlling the supply chain and how Kansas companies can avoid common dilemmas. Jay Devers, Bestway …

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Supply Chain Disruption
November 19, 2021

Just about every sector is being affected by the slow movement of goods, from food to clothing to holiday gifts. Discover what industry leaders are saying about the global supply chain disruptions and how Kansas …

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Doing Business in Canada
October 28, 2021

As our neighbor to the North, Canada is often the first place many Kansas exporters look to share their goods. A shared language, shared culture, and excellent economic relationship with Canada makes doing business there …

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Website Globalization
April 30, 2021

In this one-hour webinar, Joshua Erickson will explain why your business needs a website globalization strategy and how to create one.

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USA Aerospace and Defense Showcase Webinar
April 14, 2021

Find out how you can attend the virtual show with 100% booth reimbursement through the Kansas STEP program. Learn more during an informational webinar on April 14 at 11 a.m. CST.

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Trade and Investment Expo 2021 Colombia
April 5, 2021

Find out how you can attend the virtual show with 100% of booth reimbursement through the Kansas STEP program. Learn more during an informational webinar on March 24 at 2 p.m.

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Doing Business in Vietnam
March 24, 2021

Vietnam is opening a lot of opportunities to foreign companies who want to do business there. Learn About Vietnam Vietnam has been enjoying strong growth since the 90s despite crisis and uncertainties in the global …

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Virtual International Marketing Best Practices
March 4, 2021

Virtual marketing is playing an increasingly critical role in international business. But how much do you know about participating in virtual trade shows or the best ways to use virtual media to generate quality trade …

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2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year – Winner Call
February 25, 2021

Watch Secretary David Toland award Dan Stewart at Creekstone Farms Premium Farm.

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Kansas Export Promotion Partners: Session One
January 27, 2021

Learn about exporting services from Kansas trade professionals. With more than 95% of the world’s consumers outside the United States, international markets offer significant sales opportunities for the prepared exporter. Please join us for this …

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Exporter of the Year
December 9, 2020

Learn everything about the Exporter of the Year award.

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Mexico Office Presentation
October 27, 2020

The Kansas Department of Commerce has a Mexico office designed specifically to help Kansas businesses.

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Return of the International Division
October 2, 2020

The International Division has returned to Commerce – better than ever!

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The International Division Events

Helping Kansas exporters start exporting or export more through international events and market opportunities.

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BRAZIL DEFENSE WEBINAR
September 27, 2022

BRAZIL DEFENSE HIGHLIGHTS Brazil’s initial 2023 federal budget proposal for the defense sector is approximately US$22 billion.The strong relationship developed between Brazil and the U.S. in recent years has contributed for the development of strategic sectors such as defense and space.According to the National Defense Strategy, …

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Governor Laura Kelly’s Administration Signs Significant Wheat Deal with Taiwan
September 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 …

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UK Conformity Assessed
August 31, 2022

In this program, you will hear from private sector and Commercial Service experts about the new certification requirement, when and how to use the UKCA mark, rules for usage, technical documentation and record keeping, alternative …

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Trade Mission to Spain & Portugal
August 4, 2022

Trade Mission Overview  Kansas Global Trade Services, Huffine Global Solutions, and Gedeth Network are hosting a trade mission trip to Spain October 17 – 21, 2022, for U.S. companies interested in exploring business relationships in …

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Explore India As Your Next Export Destination
August 4, 2022

August 25 | 11:00 a.m. ET | Virtual Coffee ChatRegister Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a LIVE “coffee chat” to learn how you can succeed in the India market.Hear from trade experts and two …

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ADIPEC 2022
August 1, 2022

Under the Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP), the U.S. Commercial Service is partnering with ADIPEC 2022 and is recruiting international buyer delegations from around the world to meet with U.S. exhibitors at the show! Attracting …

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Indo Defense – Trade Mission to Indonesia
August 1, 2022
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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Registration Open for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference  
July 20, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that registration for the 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference is now open. The conference is an annual event held by the Kansas Department of Commerce to showcase the latest …

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Advanced Manufacturing in the Americas Three-part Webinar Series
July 5, 2022

Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities in BRAZIL July 14 @ 1 pm EDT AGENDA WELCOME  Anastasia Mukherjee, Senior Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – Colombia, North Carolina​ INTRODUCTION TO THE BRAZILIAN MARKET   Chris Alexander, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, …

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Transportation and Supply Chain Virtual Webinar: Central Asia “Steppes Up”: Building a New Silk Road
June 23, 2022

July 19, 2022, 10:00 AM Eastern Informational webinar on how the design, construction, and technology opportunities along Central Asia’s silk road are increasing for U.S. companies due to increased cargo traffic throughout the region. As …

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Introduction to Doing Business with the United Nations
June 23, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern Join the U.S. Commercial Service New York and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for a virtual webinar.  During this virtual session, Senior UN Procurement Officials will provide an …

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Aerospace Outlook for the Indian Market
May 24, 2022

Wed., June 1, 2022, 8am PST/11am EST Learn about the growing Aerospace sector in India and export your products and services About this eventJoin the U.S. Commercial Service, Washington State Department of Commerce, the International Advisory Council, …

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UAE Business Opportunities & GITEX Global
May 23, 2022

June 8th at 11am ET / 8am PT / 7pm Dubai The World’s Largest Annual Enterprise & Government Technology Event GITEX GLOBAL is one of the world’s most influential meeting places for the technology industry. …

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Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times: Celebrating U.S. Small Businesses in the Global Marketplace
May 23, 2022

May 26 at 2 pm ET How do you keep your business growing while navigating challenges? Continued opportunities in global markets and federal government export assistance have helped many U.S. companies stay successful in recent …

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India Aerospace Trade Mission
May 23, 2022

New Delhi and Hyderabad, Sept. 19 – 23, 2022 Join the United States Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration business development mission to India The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. companies to …

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Discussion on Decarbonization and Sustainability: Best Practice in China
May 13, 2022

Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for a high-level discussion with experts on China’s dual carbon goal and how U.S. firms are leading the way to create more sustainable supply chains and manufacturing. Policy will …

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Tech Download: Digital Transformation in Ghana, Angola, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire
May 13, 2022

As part of our “Tech Download” series, please join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 8 am PT / 11 am ET to learn about business and market opportunities in the areas of technology …

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MEDICA | Düsseldorf, Germany | November 14-17, 2022
May 3, 2022

Trade Show Reserve your spot at MEDICA 2022 CEO Center Program! The U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to once again offer our “Corporate Executive Office” (CEO) Center program at MEDICA 2022!  The …

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Florida International Medical Expo – FIME | Miami Beach, FL | July 27-29, 2022
May 3, 2022

Trade Show The Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) is a proud participant of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP). The TEPP helps boost your international sales by connecting your business to U.S. Department …

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2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting + Clinical Lab Expo | Chicago, IL | July 24-28, 2022
May 3, 2022

Meet with foreign buyer delegations from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore* and more at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting + Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, IL on July 24-28, 2022.  …

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Webinar: China’s OTC Drug Market – Growth Potentials | Virtual | June 15, 2022
May 3, 2022

China’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug market, valued $19 billion, with 6% annual growth rate is expected to reach $26 billion by 2026. It accounts for one third of the total Asia-Pacific OTC market and keeps growing driven …

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BEAUTY & WELLNESS Matchmaking Program: Caribbean & Latin America | Virtual | June 13 – 16, 2022
May 3, 2022

This program is a part of the U.S. Commercial Service Global Diversity Export Initiative, specifically promoting U.S. minority owned companies. Latin America and the Caribbean are significant beauty and supplements markets, and demand for U.S. …

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Roadmap to Global Markets for Early-Stage Med Tech Companies | May 11, 18, & 25, 2022 | Your Computer
May 3, 2022

Three-part webinar series designed for early-stage and/or new-to-export medical technology companies.  Participants will learn how to assess international market opportunities, how to develop a global regulatory pathway, and how to position your company for success …

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Kuwait and Qatar Healthcare Market Overview | Your Computer | May 16, 2022 
May 3, 2022

Our Healthcare Technologies “Market Snapshots” series continues with focus on current healthcare technologies updates, initiatives, hurdles and opportunities in markets around the world!  On May 16, we will discuss how the COVID-19 Pandemic was a …

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World Trade Day 2022: Logistics & Distribution
April 29, 2022

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:00 PM, CDTWhere: Kansas City Pu14 W. 10th St., Kansas City MO 64105 Register Now

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Country Focus on Manufacturing: Indonesia
April 22, 2022

Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission to Asia, October 17-21, 2022!  INDONESIA: Country Commercial Guide. Your starting point for success. Indonesia Advanced Manufacturing Report For more ways to succeed in Indonesia with the U.S. Commercial Service, visit …

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Advanced Manufacturing Trends & Opportunities to Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan
April 22, 2022

WEBINAR May 18 – Advanced Manufacturing Trends & Opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Eastern Join this webinar to gain knowledge on the growing advanced manufacturing opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore and …

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October 17 – 21: Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission to Asia
April 22, 2022

Join the International Trade Administration multi-country business development mission to markets in Asia, to include Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. U.S. firms will meet directly with advanced manufacturing business partners in this region to explore potential opportunities …

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A New Age in Ocean Technology, Sustainability and Logistics
April 21, 2022

Discover Global Markets business development forum is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters. The forum features a dynamic mix of plenary sessions, topical round-tables, prescheduled one-on-one meetings with U.S. commercial …

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UKCA Mark and Market Access into the UK Webinar
April 21, 2022

The UK officially left the EU and ended its transition period on Dec. 31, 2020. The regulatory landscape is changing.  One new regulatory requirement is the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark.  Join the Commercial Service …

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FOREIGN MILITARY SALES AND DIRECT COMMERCIAL SALES OPPORTUNITIES 
April 21, 2022

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for this FREE two-part webinar series to learn how US companies can better position themselves to pursue both Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales opportunities. Date: May 2 & 4, 2020 …

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AmCham Business Summit 2022
April 21, 2022

The U.S. Commercial Service Presents and Supports the AmCham BusinessSummit in Nairobi, Kenya at the United Nations Complex, Gigiri. East Africa, the fastest growing region in Africa, is the next big export sales market for …

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Rural Export Services
April 21, 2022

Are you a business located in a rural area of the United States? We know that your location may not be close to international trade support but we still have services you can use. Check out …

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Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture Companies in Chile
April 20, 2022

OverviewJoin the U.S. Commercial Service to learn about the Chilean aquaculture sector and opportunities for U.S. companies.Chile is a world class food exporter and the second largest producer and exporter of salmon. Hear about opportunities …

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Eurasia Healthcare & Medical Technologies Coffee Series – Focus on Uzbekistan
April 13, 2022

The Eurasia Healthcare & Medical Technologies Coffee Series will highlight opportunities for U.S. businesses to enter three growing markets in Eurasia: Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan.  This event is focusing on Uzbekistan. Participants will receive a …

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U.S. – Saudi Arabia – Kuwait Virtual ICT Business Matchmaking Program
April 12, 2022

Overview The purpose of the program is to connect U.S. firms to business prospects in the ICT subsectors of cybersecurity, smart city infrastructure and technology solutions, artificial intelligence markets, and cloud computing. Objectives Client objectives: …

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International News

International business is constantly changing. Stay informed of market changes and trends.
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Registration Closing Wednesday for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference
September 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 …

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

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Governor Laura Kelly’s Administration Signs Significant Wheat Deal with Taiwan
September 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 …

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The Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for US Exporters
August 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 …

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Resources for U.S. Exporters: eCommerce Frontline Library
June 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 …

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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 …

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Additional Resources for Exporters
May 3, 2022

Trade Finance Guide from the U.S. Department of CommerceU.S. Commercial Service eCommerce Resource CenterReport a Trade Barrier: File a complaint about a trade barrier or unfair business practice with the U.S. Department of CommerceReport IP Theft via the National Intellectual …

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Resources on How to Export and Find New Markets
May 3, 2022

Export Market Destinations video series from the U.S. Commercial ServiceCountry Commercial Guides for more than 125 international markets produced by the U.S. Commercial ServiceA Basic Guide to Exporting from the U.S. Commercial ServiceBasics of Exporting video series from the …

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Healthcare Resource Guide
May 3, 2022

The Healthcare Technologies Resource Guide provides in country market intelligence from U.S. Healthcare specialists around the world. In each market briefs you can expect to find information on: Market Entry | Current Market Trends | …

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Trade Leads
May 3, 2022

Jamaica: US hospital management firm to partner on building/managing a medical city in Montego Bay Italy: Diagnostic Products, Kits and Reagents for Molecular & Cellular Biology, consumables, software, and devices. Fiji: Supply of vaccines for the Republic of Fiji …

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VIM Boosts Kansas Company’s Export Strategy
May 2, 2022

In 2021, the International Division embarked upon a new journey—a digital one. In search of some post-pandemic lessons on virtual international marketing, we created a pilot program entitled just that—Virtual International Marketing (VIM). Through this …

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Confused by foreign import regulations?
April 27, 2022

Before you ship your product to a buyer in another country, do you know if it will successfully clear foreign customs? It’s important to understand the requirements before finalizing your export deal. You’ll avoid being surprised …

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Industrial Accessories Company
April 26, 2022

IAC Industrial Sales Manager, Jazmin West, shares her insight on exporting filtration equipment from Kansas. “I love putting Kansas on the radar. Most of my clients had no idea where Kansas was located when I …

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New Market Intelligence – May 2022
April 26, 2022

These recent reports were produced by our trade experts working in U.S. embassies and consulates. Search in our market intelligence library to learn about opportunities in other industries and/or countries. Poland Electric Power Heat pumps are an …

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Made in USA Rule
April 22, 2022

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) new Made in USA Rule here crack down on marketers making unqualified Made in USA claims on labels should be able to prove that their products are “all or virtually all” …

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eCommerce Frontline Library
April 22, 2022

The eCommerce Frontline Library is live  Designed to increase your international ecommerce sales, the Library includes digital business strategies, expert insights, and resources for American Exporters.  

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Rural Export Services
April 21, 2022

Are you a business located in a rural area of the United States? We know that your location may not be close to international trade support but we still have services you can use. Check out …

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Registration Closing Wednesday for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference
September 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 …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Registration Open for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference  
July 20, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that registration for the 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference is now open. The conference is an annual event held by the Kansas Department of Commerce to showcase the latest …

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Industrial Accessories Company
April 26, 2022

IAC Industrial Sales Manager, Jazmin West, shares her insight on exporting filtration equipment from Kansas. “I love putting Kansas on the radar. Most of my clients had no idea where Kansas was located when I …

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Governor Opens Nominations for Exporter of the Year Award
January 14, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards …

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Inaugural Kansas soybean shipment delivered to China
January 10, 2022

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today congratulated Kansas grain wholesaler The DeLong Co. on its recent shipment of 500 metric tons of soybeans to Henan Shennong Extruded Feed Technology Co. in Henan, China – the …

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Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates International Division at Kansas Department of Commerce on Receiving Outstanding Service Award
September 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated the Kansas Department of Commerce’s International Division for being named an Outstanding Service Provider by the World Trade Center – Kansas City (WTC-KC) for the first time ever. “Congratulations …

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Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates Creekstone Farms as Governor’s Exporter of the Year
June 10, 2021

ARKANSAS CITY – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC. in Arkansas City to honor the company for being named the 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. “With its designation as Exporter of the …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Economic Development Week; State Surpasses $5 Billion in New Capital Investment
May 11, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas will participate in Economic Development Week, an annual celebration hosted by the International Economic Development Council. “Over the last two years, we’ve rebuilt the Department of Commerce and …

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