Learn about Marketing and Exporting to Japan!

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Exporting, HiSTEP, Japan, Japan market, News

Birdseye view of the Hankyu FairRegister 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 presented by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and a JETRO certified trade advisor.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Japan Market Overview
  2. Threats & Opportunities
  3. Distribution Channels
  4. Import Regulations
  5. Pricing Strategy
  6. Marketing Strategies
  7. References
  8. HDOA Services & Roles
  9. Markets We Cover (Local/National/Global)
  10. Seal of Quality Program
  11. Made in Hawaii With Aloha Program
  12. Export Assistance
  13. Upcoming Events


Event Details

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 12pm (8:45 AM Registration)


Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Homer Maxey International Trade Center 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Neighbor Island Participants: We are implementing a live access system for those that are unable to attend in person. We will inform you as soon as we have finalized the details.

Event Registration

Please register online before February 13, 2017


Call (808) 522-8040

HiSTEP Information

For program information visit the HiSTEP page and fill out the 2017 HiSTEP Application online.

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.