Exporting to Canada

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Canada, Exporter Support, Exporting, HiSTEP, HPEC, New Export Markets, News, SBA, SBDC

Exporting to CanadaCanada 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 the Canadian market and best practices for doing business there. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local exporters sharing their experience doing business in Canada.

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.

The HiSTEP program has three key components:

  1. Export Readiness Program – training and mentoring
  2. Company Assistance – grant awards up to $15,000 (Note: All funds have been awarded for 2017)
  3. Hawaii Pavilions – support at major trade shows


Event Details

Thursday, June 15, 2017


8:45am Registration

9:00am Program: Export Marketing

11:00am Networking


Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9

Homer Maxey International Trade Center

ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor

521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Cost: FREE!

Event Registration

Pre-registration is required for seminar. Please register on or before June 12, 2017.


Call (808) 522-8040

Livestream Information

Launch Livestream at least 10 minutes prior to the program.


HiSTEP Information

Go to the HiSTEP page to learn more about the HiSTEP program.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP, is a multifaceted program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses with their export development.


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