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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii, and is funded, in part, through a grant with the ...
Read More DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program

Attend the 2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar! Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2018 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world.       ...
Read More Learn How to Grow Your International Export Business

In doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Canada. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, ...
Read More New HiSTEP Event: Understanding Cultural Differences in Export Business

Learn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. 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 ...
Read More Prepare for the Largest Event – The Tokyo International Gift Show!

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 ...
Read More Exploring Taiwan as an Export Market

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 ...
Read More Exporting to Canada

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 ...
Read More Avoid Legal Pitfalls in Exporting

Export University 201 will be the final HiSTEP training session in Honolulu for 2016, so be sure to sign up! Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMVenue: Foreign Trade Zone 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2, Homer Maxey International Trade Center, 2FFee: $25.00 payable to DBEDT in cash or check at the ...
Read More Final HiSTEP Export University in Honolulu for 2016!

Connecting Local Business with Japanese Market Opportunities Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Japanese market directly from country representatives and business leaders! Hear from experts at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and experienced local businesses on where the best opportunities exist, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect ...
Read More Export University Series: Japan