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Global Trade Workshops Offered by Kansas Global Trade Services

Global Trade Workshops Offered by Kansas Global Trade Services

Kansas Global Trade Services will be the sponsor of four upcoming workshops focusing on global trade.

Being Held in February and March, the workshops will feature national experts to offer educational information on a wide variety of international trading topics to Wichita area business owners.

According to Kansas Global Trade Services, these workshops are being offered at a very opportune time for local business owners, as the Wichita market strives to capitalize on the currently export-dependent economy. Approximately 25 percent of Wichita’s economy is currently dependent on exports. This breaks down to an estimated 36,417 jobs supported by exports. One locally based non-profit organization, Kansas Global, assists companies in growing and sustaining international trade through methods of communication, consultation, education, promotion and research.

The workshop agenda includes sessions focused on topics like:

Doing Business With Mexico: 
This workshop focuses on aerospace, business owners, engineers, manufacturers and international managers. Topics for this session range from NAFTA compliant cross border transactions to new Mexican regulations and even current industry updates. A team of international logistics experts, Scarbrough International, are scheduled to present the workshop on Feb. 4 from 12:30 p.m. until 5 pm. It will be held at the Wichita Art Museum, and is to be followed by a 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. networking session with complimentary spirits from Tallgrass Brewing.

International Expansion and Tax Updates:

Intended primarily for CEOs, C level executives, business advisors and international businesses, this session covers market entry challenges and tax issues. Offering attendees valuable information for companies expanding operations around the world, this workshop is to be presented by BKD CPAs and Advisors on Feb. 18. The workshop will be located at the First Floor Conference Room, 1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Wichita, and a networking reception will follow.

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Will Become the Single Window: You will be impacted if you electronically submit import or export manifest data to CBP.

You're likely to be impacted by this workshop session if you are a carrier, broker, freight  forwarder, service center, or exporter. The current Automated Export System (AES) filing system is to be shut off entirely by Feb. 28. This workshop will train you on how the portal works, how to run reports, and more. Scarbrough International is also presenting this workshop, to be held on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters, located at 310 E. 2nd Street, Wichita. A networking reception will follow.

Export Compliance/ ITAR and EAR Updates: 
This session is geared towards advanced machinery manufacturers and aerospace employees in areas of sales, shipping and leadership.  This workshop is an intermediate level, two-day course presented by Daniel Squire of the U.S. Commerce Department, and Linda Smith of the U.S. Defense Department. The workshop's co-sponsor is Andrew Anderson, director of the U.S. Commercial Service. This workshop will be offered on March 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wichita Workforce Center located at 2021 N Amidon, Ave #1100, Wichita.

The cost to attend the workshops is $50 for Kansas Global Members and university students, and $65 for nonmembers. Rates for Export Compliance/ ITAR and EAR Updates are $150 for Kansas Global Members and university students, and $175 for nonmembers.

The Kansas STEP grant will cover up to $50 per person for any of these export training courses. Companies will be required to fill out an application prior to attending. http://kansascommerce.com/STEP

Register at www.kansasglobal.org.

Ashley Aulbach

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