World Trade Center KC (WTCKC) is part of a network that consists of 330 World Trade Centers. WTCKC offers a variety of programs and resources to stimulate international trade. WTCKC offers an Export Concierge to assist companies with export plans.
Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone is a designated location in the United States that is outside of customs territory for purposes of collection of US Customs duties and fees. Foreign goods and merchandise admitted duty-unpaid to a Foreign Trade Zone where they can be stored, processed, repackaged, transformed destroyed or otherwise handled by company employees providing value-added work before they leave the FTZ (when a formal entry is filed) or exported. FTZ users enjoy many cost-saving benefits in cost of goods stored, produced/assembled in FTZ’s as well as cost reductions in transportation, distribution and other components of their supply chains.
KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region and provides a list of general trade resources.
The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office is the lead agency for export assistance in the State of Missouri, with 11 foreign offices around the world. These offices are located in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. Government.
U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in more than 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increasing sales to new global markets. In addition to providing exporters with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking and advocacy and commercial diplomacy, the experienced staff of International Trade Specialists will help you:
- Identify and evaluate qualified international partners
- Navigate international documentation challenges
- Create market entry strategies
- Other export related guidance
U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City, located in Kansas City, MO, is committed to assisting Missouri and Kansas businesses.