Kansas Global Trade Services has developed a comprehensive library of resources to assist in the facilitation and promotion of international trade. We have accumulated the most frequently asked questions and requested information to develop a set of tools for trade and research as well service provider directories. This information is constantly updated to ensure we provide the most current resources.
When doing research for international business, much of the information has already been collected by government and other organizations. They key is to be able to find those databases and the exact data you need. Here are some of our favorite resources to use. We find that they provide helpful data for industries, countries and more.
The World Bank isn’t an export specific tool, but it contains many indicators that you might find helpful, including general economic information, industry information, and political and socio-economic information. One of the lesser known indicators we like is the Logistics Performance Index, which measures the ease and efficiency of transporting goods into and around the country.
The Bureau of Industry and Security is an excellent trade compliance resource. They provide excellent information and guidance for all areas of compliance, inducing training, licensing and regulations.
This is the official website for the Department of Defense Trade Controls. Their mission is to “[ensure that] commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
Produced by the World Bank, this index measures the ease of doing business in any country. Ever wonder how difficult it would be to do business in Angola? Now you can know. Each country receives a composite score, which is based on individual aspects of business. You can also compare each country’s score to other countries in the region.
The Corruption Perception Index, produced by Transparency International, measures the corruption of the public sector in each country. When doing business in another country, corruption often complicates simple things, increases wait times and increases costs.
When doing research, especially for regulations and licenses, you’ll need to know the HTS classification of your products or services. The U.S. International Trade Commission has a helpful search tool to help you find out how to classify your product.
Secure The Best Partners in Trade
We also have many contacts – in the public and private sector – who can help to streamline your export process. We have excellent working relationships with specialists in trade law, export compliance, government regulations and more. Contact us today to find service providers and information to assist with securing partners in trade.
In our years of expertise, we have created some unique resources to help companies expand their businesses overseas. You can download them for free below.
Defense Supplier Database
The Defense Supplier Databse is intended to give companies seeking international sales a shortcut to the largest buyers for aerospace parts internationally. The list includes links to the procurement sites and also links to government procurement sites.
The grant program is part of the Wichita-South Central Regional Export Plan. Businesses can use the funds for activities such as research and consultation, trade show participation, foreign product certification, international credit reports and export-related education and training. The grant is available only until the funds are depleted. Companies eligible for the grant must reside in one of the following counties: Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, Harper and Butler. Apply now!
This directory list export service providers who have the expertise and resources to guide companies into international markets. Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from exporting. Get connected to the right export service provider and you can grow your business bigger than ever.
If you have a question or are looking for a specific type of resource that you don’t find here, we can help. Contact us today, and we’ll help you find the perfect tool or resources for your global trade needs.