Exporting to Expand Sales
If you have a website to sell your products or services, you have the potential to reach markets beyond your immediate borders.
Local resources to help include:
World Trade Center - Kansas City
The Chamber’s World Trade Center has been a member since 1990 of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA) a not-for-profit, non-political association that represents 281 centers in 80 countries around the globe.
International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (ITC)
The International Trade Council (ITC) promotes global trade through focused commercial education and networking to support the Greater Kansas City area.
U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, KC Export Assistance Center
The U.S. Department of Commerce/Kansas city Export Assistance Center provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in Western Missouri and Kansas.
Kansas Department of Commerce, Trade Development Division
The Kansas Department of Commerece Trade Development Division assists Kansas companies wishing to begin or expand their international marketing efforts.
UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center
Phone: (816) 235-6430
The Small Business & Technology Development Center provides one-on-one counseling services, training sessions and access to staff trained in international business growth strategies.
Missouri Department of Economic Development, International Trade Division
Phone: (573) 751-6728
The Missouri Department of Economic Development offers training and export assistance to smal businesses in the state of Missouri. The office also manages the STEP=UP program designed to increase the number of small businesses exporting and increase the value of exports for those already exporting.
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (816) 374-5457
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce issues Certificates of Origin, international trade documents used to verify the origin of goods.
In addition, many chambers can help with import/export certification and licensing.
Missouri companies can get assistance with exporting from Missouri's International Trade and Investment Office. You can also contact regional offices for specific international markets. And export.gov offers a webinar on how to write an export plan.