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Kansas Exports and the Conflict in Ukraine
April 20, 2022

The Kansas Department of Commerce has a Mexico office designed specifically to help Kansas businesses. 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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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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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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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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Waylon Sheetz of Sheetz & Suds brought home the Under 30 Entrepreneur/Businessperson Award at the To The Stars: Celebrating Kansas Businesses awards banquet last week. Check out this video to learn more:

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This week, our team and partners from Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation and @hutchchamber are in San Antonio for @USCleanPower! Are you attending? Stop by our booth to learn about how we’re leading in renewable energy. #CleanPower2022 #KansasCleanPower

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