March 23, 2017

The Next Business Frontier: Exporting from Kentucky

Written By

Charles R. Baesler Jr.
Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Looking for new markets for your company’s manufactured or agricultural products?

A world of possibilities is within your reach through the World Trade Center Kentucky.

WTC-KY’s staff can help your business obtain certifications needed to export your products, consult with you about specifics and provide assistance with customs issues. Their services are designed to assist small-to-medium sized companies who don’t have licensed customs brokers on staff.

Grants Available

Eligible Kentucky companies also may apply for State Trade Export Promotion, or STEP, grants funded by the US Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade. Individual grants up to $5,000 are available and may be used for export development activities including WTC-KY training and trade certification, participating in a qualified trade mission/international trade show, translation services, customized market research and export counseling from WTC-KY, Gold Key Services from US Foreign Commercial Service and more.

A World of Resources

WTC-KY offers assistance to help Kentucky businesses grow through establishing an international presence. The staff has first-hand familiarity with educational offerings and support available from the federal and state governments, as well as private organizations that promote product-specific trade abroad.

At WTC-KY, their business is helping your business. Visit The Center’s website to take advantage of educational opportunities, certification courses and connections to other services. Every service is designed to assist your company become an effective and efficient international trade partner.

From market intelligence and customs brokerage to local etiquette practices, WTC-KY provides the background, training and expert assistance to ensure your business has the tools necessary to move products from the Commonwealth to foreign ports.

In-depth training programs also are available, enabling participants to obtain certifications recognized by the National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association.

Need More?

You may require help navigating the world of exporting and the resources available from WTC-KY. Vice President of the International Education Center Mark Peachey can help. Contact Mark for direct assistance.

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