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HONOLULU – For the sixth consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii-made products through a special Hawaii Pavilion at the autumn 2017 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). During Sept. 6-8, 2017, at the Tokyo Big Sight venue, the Hawaii Pavilion will be home base for up to 70 ...
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Learn about key legal considerations as you engage your business with new partners or overseas markets. Topics covered may include: contracts, export documentation, export licenses, foreign corrupt practices act, protecting intellectual property, and regulations. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii ...
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The HiSTEP – Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) program assists individual Hawaii companies with export market development costs. Application proposals may request a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $15,000. Award funds will be limited to certain uses – please view the HiSTEP webpage for details. The DEADLINE to submit your written proposal is Friday, March ...
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HiSTEP 2017 Seminar: Scaling Up Your Business Operations for Exporting As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Presented by Innovate Hawaii/HTDC and the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership.     Event Details Thursday, March 2, 2017 Timeline: 8:45am Registration ...
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Register for Export University 101 HiSTEP offers this comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts that you can apply to your unique and personalized international business plan. Export University will help small businesses that ...
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Nearly 60 business owners attended, in person and by conference call, the HiSTEP 2017 Introductory Session on January 24, 2017, held at FTZ No. 9, Homer Maxey International Trade Center. After an introduction by John Holman, Director, Pacific of the U.S. Commercial Service and keynote remarks by Jane Sawyer, District Director of SBA Hawaii, Jamie Lum and Mark ...
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DBEDT is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. Building on the success of 2016, we are launching the 2017 program with the same three key components, but with added improvements:   1.    Export Readiness Program – in addition to group export training ...
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The request for proposal (RFP) for the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) has been posted at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-17-01-bdsd Please check back at invest.hawaii.gov for more information as we launch training, one-on-one export counseling, and other HiSTEP components for 2017.