World Trade Center-Kansas City News: September 2023


Happy October from WTC-KC. In September, we were honored to be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for partnership in Export Promotion from the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets event. We are proud to continue to work with our partners to promote international business in Kansas City. Additionally, we are excited to celebrate our partner, Missouri Enterprise’s milestone of 40 years serving the community and being a force for innovation and growth in manufacturing in Missouri.

In October, we will welcome the Fall 2023 cohort of the Heartland Export Accelerator program. The cohort includes the following companies:

We look forward to these companies learning from and engaging with our experts to create their own, vetted export plans. Learn more about the Heartland Export Accelerator here. As always, please contact us with any trade needs. 


Import 101: Item Classifications, Duties & Taxes
International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City
October 11
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Trade Talk Tuesdays: Manufacturing Month Webinars
U.S. Commercial Service
Every Tuesday in October
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EXIM 2023 Annual Conference – Create Locally, Export Globally
October 19-20
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2023 Mid-America Trade Summit
University of Missouri
October 25 & 26
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Trade Talks: Importing from Asia
October 30
WTC-KC & Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Register here

AI Expo Africa
U.S. Commercial Service
November 2-3
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Import 101: Freight Costs & Audits
International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City
November 16
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Enlit Europe- Opportunity to Exhibit
U.S. Commercial Service
November 28-20
Inquire here

Conference and Exhibitions on International Trade & Foreign Direct Investments for Manufacturing, Services, and Agriculture sectors
Global Expo – India
December 21-31

Food Export Midwest Branded Program
Food Export Midwest USA
Applications open now
January 1 Start Date
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ILA Berlin Pioneering Airspace 2024
U.S Commercial Service & International Trade Administration
June 5-9, 2024
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Pet Food Ingredients Buyers Mission
Food Export-Midwest
April 28, 2024
Save the Date

Dispatches from DC

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Congressman Andy Barr introduced the Chinese Military and Surveillance Company Sanctions to the House of Representatives. It was passed unanimously out of the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Barr states that the bill would be “…a crucial tool to cut off financing to PRC firms threatening U.S. national security.” The bill proposes combining the advisory lists the government has with the Treasury’s SDN lists. This includes the Department of Defense’s list that includes all entities that do business with the PLA, which includes many Chinese companies. Entities on this list have their assets frozen and it becomes illegal for persons to engage in transactions with any entity on the list. This could have harmful consequences for American businesses and would make it substantially harder for American companies to do business with and in China. Learn more here.


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Government Shutdown, WTO Reform, and Global Trade Slowdown
The Trade Guys | Center for Strategic & International Studies

A look at India-US relations as Prime Minister Modi visits the White House


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Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals through IFC’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards
International Finance Corporation World Bank Group

CHIPS and IRA Subsidies Could Spur More Frequent Use of the ITC