Kansas Global Trade Services

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Kansas Global Trade Services in Wichita received a Presidential Award in Washington D.C this week for Export Service.

The President’s “E” Award recognizes four consecutive years of sustained commitment to export expansion. The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of American exports.

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Trade policies are on the agenda for President Trump’s two-day summit with the Chinese president. Trade experts say renegotiating existing trade agreements could affect Kansas.

The latest numbers from the Kansas Department of Commerce show that Kansas companies export more than $10 billion dollars worth of goods.

About half of the exports went to just three countries: Canada, Mexico and China. The state had foreign trade worth nearly $1 billion with China in 2015.

Governor Sam Brownback announced Tuesday the Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with Kansas Global Trade Services on a $250,000 grant from the Legislature to increase awareness of the importance of exports for the Kansas economy.

The grant will allow Wichita-based Kansas Global to work with communities in the state to promote exports and identify companies with potential to increase exports and create jobs.

Kansas Global is a private, trade advisory firm that builds services ranging from global information to strategic marketing.

Trade Office In China To Promote Wichita Aviation

Oct 14, 2013

Mayor Carl Brewer will be in China this week, for the opening of a trade office that will promote Wichita's aviation industry.

Kansas Global Trade Services in Beijing will identify sales and opportunities for partnerships. It will also will work to connect Wichita and China businesses for parts, maintenance and other products and services.

Kansas Global Trade Services president Karyn Page says the office is a privately-funded pilot project. Its $300,00 to $500,000 budget will be funded by private sponsors in China and Wichita.