U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration (Kansas City U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. businesses export and grow internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.


The U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City staff of international trade specialists provide export and trade-related guidance to businesses in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.


Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional international markets, the center offers the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities.

The center will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your exporting goals.


Resources include:

  • General export counseling
  • International trade shows and missions
  • Access to extensive market research databases
  • Assistance in identifying foreign markets
  • Locating and qualifying overseas distributors and customers
  • Electronic resources to match U.S. firms and overseas buyers

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Trade Education and Training


  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance


  • International Trade Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Contact Information
Fernando Bentz
1000 Walnut St.
Suite 505
Kansas City, MO 64106