About Us

We love international trade and we love helping people expand their knowledge. Our team has experience - decades of experience managing the movement of goods and money across borders. We have a lot of clients who come to us because they have a critical problem - and we fix it. So we definitely know how to avoid problems!

Kim Kirkendall, CPA, President

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.

On one of many factory meetings held over the years

Our Story

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. 

As we grow - we will add more classes

We are working with experts in international trade to add more classes on different topics. Check back!

What Our Students Have to Say

Our company grew really quickly and we never stopped to understand how to find suppliers and manage the process of buying overseas. It's safe to say that taking these classes helped tremendously.
Jack G.
From Los Angeles, CA
We designed a solution to a problem - an innovative product. We needed to find out how to get it made overseas. Learning how to prepare product documents, identify HS codes, find suppliers - it was critical to our business.
Noel C.
From Denver, CO
I have been growing a promotions business for a few years now, but to really take it to the next level I needed to start importing. The training from IRD helped me understand the process and build an international supply chain!
Deborah B.
From Orlando, FL
I manage suppliers for a SME company, and we relied on outside companies to import. But we had shipments stuck at the port, poor quality. We needed to understand it better, make better decisions. These classes helped me do that!
Andrew W.
From Columbus, OH