World Trade Center-Kansas City News: March, 2023


Spring is on the horizon in Kansas City! As a new season begins, WTC-KC is planning for new events to keep the international business community in Kansas City engaged and energized. On March 15, we are hosting a Doing Business with Canada luncheon event featuring the trade team from the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago. The exclusive event will highlight the available opportunities, industry, outlooks and best practices for business success between Kansas City and Canada. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by our lunch program at 12:00 p.m. After the program, the trade team will host optional breakout sessions. The event is free to attend but registration is required. The event will be held in the KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station. Register here.

On February 28, the new terminal at the Kansas City International Airport officially opened. The WTC-KC is excited for the increased capacity for international travel the terminal creates and is ready to take advantage of the new opportunities for the region the terminal will provide.

Learn more about WTC-KC initiatives in our 2022 Annual Impact Report linked here. Please contact us with any trade needs.


Doing Business with Canada
March 15
Register here

8th Annual Women in International Business Event
The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City 
March 15 
Register here

NASBITE International Annual Conference 
March 28 – 30 (Registration Deadline 13)
Register here

Talking Trade: Coffee & Networking Event
WTC-KC and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
March 30
Register here

2023 KC SmartPort Annual Industry Briefing – The Electric Revolution 
KC SmartPort 
April 12
Register here

Offshore Technology Conference
U.S. Commercial Service
May 1-4
Learn more

Dispatches from DC

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The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and Amazon have joined forces to create a new collaboration called Go Global with Commerce and Amazon. This partnership exists to help small businesses in the United States expand into global markets and increase sales. Utilizing ITA’s resources and Amazon’s online global marketplace to expand into 21 new countries and markets, this partnership is committed to mobilizing small businesses and individual entrepreneurs from the United States.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the majority of businesses that export goods are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With this new partnership, the number of SMEs exporting their goods to foreign markets will increase. SMEs are significant drivers of the U.S. economy, and by investing in the international success of these businesses, Go Global with Commerce and Amazon will stimulate economic growth domestically.

This initiative will allow small businesses to reach new economies and gives them the tools to enter these online markets sustainably. Participating U.S. small businesses will have guidance, information, and resources from the ITA at their disposal. The initiative launches with a webinar series focused on specific regions:

Go Global Spotlight: Europe
March 22, 2023

Go Global Spotlight: Asia Pacific
April 19, 2023
Register for the webinars here and learn more about the initiative here


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ExporTech Program Strengthens Murray Corporation’s Export Strategy

  • Export Nation, Discussions with America’s Export Experts
  • Listen here

Capitalism and Communities of Color

Why Have Smaller States Been Hit So Hard by Economic Shocks?

  • The Development Podcast | World Bank Group
  • Listen here


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January 2023 Trade Law Update

Biden Administration Increases Tariffs on Russian Aluminum and 100 Other Products on One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Benefits of Trade Missions for Small Businesses