International Trade Resources was created to help business owners and professionals learn what they need about technical international trade topics.
Simple, practical information you can use.
Our founder, Kim Kirkendall, started her career in China in 1986. Overall she spent the first five years of her career in manufacturing and supply chain living in Asia, between 1986 and 1991.
Once back in the U.S. she continued managing operations (purchasing, supplier management, logistics, manufacturing, etc.) with frequent travel in N America, Asia, and Europe. She became as CPA mid career and eventually founded IRD.
At IRD we have helped companies establish overseas manufacturing, supply chains, and distribution for over 20 years now.
She frequently lectures for universities, industry organizations, government trade agencies. You will also find her quoted in the media – CNN, Journal of Accountancy, regional newspapers, various podcasts, etc.