International Trade Resources was created to facilitate training and discussion around technical international trade topics. Simple, practical information you can use.
Our founder, Kim Kirkendall, started her career running factories in China in 1988. 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, with frequent travel in Asia and Europe. She became as CPA mid career and eventually founded 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.