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Jamie Lum and Mark Ritchie of Business Development & Support Division (BDSD), DBEDT, were featured on the ThinkTech Hawaii program “Business in Hawaii.” Host Reg Baker invited them back for a progress report on HiSTEP (Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program) 2017, as well as other activities at DBEDT. They also promoted the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Fair to be ...
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Taiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services are more attractive than ever to Taiwanese buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in ...
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Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner and closest ally. It is a market of 35 million consumers and a highly attractive destination for foreign direct investment with competitive business and regulatory advantages. Over 500,000 Canadians visit Hawaii each year, the state’s second largest international tourism market. Join us for a presentation on targeting ...
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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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ABCs of Export Logistics

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Exporting, HiSTEP, News

Export Logistics Seminar Learn about how to get your product from Point A to Point B, and each of the places in between. The seminar will cover international shipping, packaging, insurance, logistics providers, dealing with customs, and more. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist ...
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Export Marketing Session Learn how to market your products effectively in international markets and how to connect with the right buyers or partners.   This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. ...
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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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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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