How to Prepare

Step 1 – Complete the Exporter Assessment

For companies that may be unsure if they are export ready, please take the Exporter Assessments on the website of the International Trade Administration of the US Dept. of Commerce. There are step-by-step assessments for New Exporters, Expanding Exporters and Experienced Exporters that will help you determine next steps in your export development.

Step 2 – Review the Exporting Checklist

When first considering exporting, please review this Exporting Checklist to better understand how to structure your business. When you are ready for exporting, be sure to Register for HiSTEP, receive consulting, attend seminars, and sign up for Hawaii Pavilion trade shows.

Step 3 – Review Exporting Resources and Past Seminar Videos

Learn about patents and trademarks before you enter new markets. Watch videos of past HiSTEP seminars you may have missed in order to do market research and or scale your business to be able to export. .Refer to all the exporting resources before, during, and after participating in HiSTEP to help strengthen your export strategy.


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