Programs In order to help Kansas small businesses to establish direct contact with foreign buyers and distributors, form resource networks, and gain firsthand knowledge of market opportunities and business environment, the Kansas Department of Commerce offers many helpful programs. KITSAP The Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program (KITSAP) helps introduce Kansas companies to foreign markets through participation in international trade shows. Learn more. Certificate of Free Sale Document required in certain countries or for certain commodities (such as food products, ingredients), certifying that the specified imported goods are normally and freely sold in the exporting country's open markets and are approved for export. Learn more. Governor's Exporter of the Year Each year, the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is presented to a Kansas company for exceptional international marketing success. This award encourages the growth of the state’s international commerce by showcasing successful exporters as role models to the Kansas business community. The recipients are prime examples of how exporting is a significant catalyst for company growth and diversification. Learn more. International Credit Reports An up-to-date credit report from a leading worldwide supplier of credit ratings could very well be the key piece of information you need. Learn more. State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant helps Kansas non-exporters to get started and existing exporters to export more. Learn more.