The Hawaiʻi State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP) has officially launched for 2023!  Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, or HISTEP, assists Hawaii small businesses with their export development. The HiSTEP Company Assistance (HiSTEP-CA) provides financial assistance to eligible individual Hawaii companies to support their export development activities.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has announced that the application deadline for the 2021 HiSTEP – Company Assistance program has been extended until September 30, 2021.

Amazon.com (USA) is just one of many different Amazon global marketplaces that can help you reach customers around the world. Join us for this first in a series of educational sessions. In this initial webinar, you will learn how easy it is to “Go Global” using the Amazon Global Seller Platform. We’ll explore three such marketplaces in Singapore, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This webinar will help you think in a more global direction and consider how e-commerce marketplaces fit into your broader international sales strategy.

As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct and participate in a series of webinars aimed at helping participants such as yourself gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. We invite you to join us and discover the benefits of going global!

What’s your greatest challenge in expanding your global sales? The number one answer in a recent survey of small and mid-sized exporters by the National Small Business Association: “I worry about getting paid." No need to fret. With EXIM, you have options.

The HTDC Innovate Hawaii e-Commerce Program is a 3-month workshop series geared toward manufacturers, covering the fundamentals and best practices of e-commerce and digital marketing. The workshops will be taught over Zoom by domain experts, with opportunities for 1-1 consulting as well as hands-on learning in platforms such as Constant Contact and Buffer. Join us ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is presenting ‘The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China. The workshop, which features Tmall Global operated by the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group), will be held on February 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a Zoom webinar. The event is free and open to the public.

The Meetings and Selection for the 2021 Hankyu Hawaii Fair are currently closed. Mahalo for your interest! DBEDT is pleased to announce this opportunity to introduce your products to the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers: Dates: Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Times: a meeting time will be assigned to you during the period from ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and the State of Hawai‘i Beijing Office (SHOB) are conducting a webinar series for Hawai‘i companies on entering the China Market beginning October 22, 2020, via an online platform. All sessions of the series are free and open to public. The HiSTEP 2020/2021 – China Market ...
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On November 17, 2020, with the support of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS), the State of Hawaii Taipei Office (SHOT), the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council (SHAC), and DBEDT, a virtual meeting was held to promote Hawaii’s coffee industry in Taiwan. Mr. Ken Isley, the ...
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