Kathie Cravens

International Trade Specialist

Kathie Cravens
Kathie Cravens, CGBP, MIEx, a seasoned international trade specialist with years of exporting experience, has traveled and lived abroad, worked closely with numerous international dealers and distributors, and has attended several international trade shows. She has advised small to medium sized companies on their export practices and has been directly involved with exporting numerous shipments of U.S. manufactured goods to every continent around the world. ā€œIā€™m excited about the opportunity to assist central Illinois companies with their expansion into the international market in an effort to expand international trade opportunities in the region and create new jobs,ā€ she said.
 

She provides in-depth advice on international trade techniques, export processes, and international market opportunities to local companies. In addition, she provides research support for new markets and products and referral assistance for export related activities, licensing, certification, legal and financial consultation, logistics and customs issues.

Cravens was owner of BritAm International, an export management company, advising small to medium sized companies on the expertise of exporting. Before accepting her new position as international trade specialist for the opening of the new International Trade Center (ITC) in Champaign, she was employed at the GSI Group as an international logistics specialist, exporting product from Taylorville and Assumption to every continent of the world.