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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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Register for the 2017 HiSTEP Seminar: Japan Marketing and Trade for Hawaii Companies The Japanese market presents tremendous opportunities for Hawaii companies. However, Japan has specific import protocols and business customs different from other importing countries. This HiSTEP training session will provide the Japan market-specific intel (Food Sanitation Law, Animal and Plant Quarantine Law, etc.) as ...
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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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The State of Hawaii and Fukuoka Prefecture held a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of their sister-state relationship this past week, when a 100+ delegation led by Governor Hiroshi Ogawa and Assembly Speaker Masayuki Nakao arrived. The group was comprised of the governor, assembly members, and top business and community leaders from Fukuoka. Starting with official visits with Governor Ige, House Speaker Joseph ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a multifaceted program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement ...
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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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In a recent ThinkTech Hawaii video Jamie Lum, Economic Development Specialist at DBEDT and Mark J. Ritchie, Chief, Business Support Branch at DBEDT join host Reg Baker to discuss the activities and resources of the Hawaii Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). Watch the video on ThinkTech Hawaii’s You Tube channel.   ...
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HONOLULU – Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence on today’s global economy. View ...
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Governor David Ige honored International Education Week 2016 in a signed proclamation presented to the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium during a ceremony at the State Capitol on November 18. International Education Week is an annual national and international celebration of the contributions of international education in global cooperation and bridging gaps for people worldwide. The ...
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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.