World Trade Center-Kansas City News: March, 2022


It seems that spring has finally arrived in Kansas City! And like the season, things at the WTC-KC are starting to heat up. On March 17, we were honored to host the Consul General of Brazil in Chicago, Mr. Benoni Belli, for a virtual business roundtable. Mr. Belli encouraged U.S. companies looking to do business in Brazil to entertain the ag-tech and biosciences and renewable energies markets, as they are emerging in the country. In answering questions, Mr. Belli noted that it is helpful for companies new to Brazil to work with a partner in the country to help navigate the different regions and cultural differences of Brazil, as well as the language barrier. The WTC-KC has several upcoming opportunities for your organization to participate in intimate business roundtables with foreign officials.

On April 7, we will be hosting the Paraguayan Ambassador in person for a business roundtable, in partnership with the IRC. Register here. On April 14, we will be hosting the Economic Minister from the South African Embassy for a virtual business roundtable. Register here

With upcoming roundtables and a big announcement from us coming on April 4, Q2 is sure to be full of opportunities for your company to thrive internationally. Before you go, be sure to check out our blog post on Diverse KC’s new website!

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The Department of Commerce is seeking applicants for the U.S Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum for the 2022-2025 term. Applications are open until April 1. Brazil is the U.S.’s ninth largest export market, making the country a great opportunity for American businesses. Members of the forum create recommendations for both governments to strengthen economic and trade relations between the two countries. Apply here. Beyond Brazil,  last week, Secretary Raimondo and Representative Tai announced a new tariff agreement with the UK, allowing historic highs of U.K. steel and aluminum products into the U.S. without Section 232 tariffs. Read more about the agreement here.


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