The Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), is funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
You must complete this form each year you intend to participate in HiSTEP programs. A business advisor from the HiSTEP team will contact you for an initial consultation on how we can best assist your company. To learn more about HiSTEP please visit the HiSTEP page.
More information about the above, including sign-up and application links, can be found at HiSTEP programs.
The RFP for 2021 HiSTEP Company Assistance has closed. Please check back at https://invest.hawaii.gov later in Fall 2021 for information on our 2022 HiSTEP activities. You can also sign up for our BDSD email newsletter here.
Manufacturers of Hawaii-made products, please fill out the form immediately below.
Service Companies must fill out the Valuation Form for Service Companies form, further below.
By submitting this formula, you are certifying that all of the information is true and correct. There are three components of product cost:
Fill out the Made in Hawaii Valuation for Service Companies form fields below.
By submitting this form, you are certifying that all of the information is true and correct.
By checking this box, you acknowledge that you have read and comply with the following:
1. Be registered and in good standing with the State Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Business Registration Division.
2. Have a current General Excise Tax License with the State Department of Taxation.
3. Be willing to share export information as it relates to sales made or anticipated to be made from this show. Individual company information will be kept confidential but reported in aggregate. It is necessary for us to report this information in order to receive continued funding support for export promotion programs from State and Federal sources.
4. Agrees to allow the sharing of information for the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP) for the sole purpose of providing HiSTEP export development services: Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT); Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC); Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA); Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL); INNOVATE Hawaii; Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC).
Priority for selection to participate in the Hawaii Pavilion will be given to companies that have a Hawaii-made product that meets the “Made in Hawaii” designation as defined under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 468-119, stipulating that the product will have at least 51% of the wholesale value added by manufacture, assembly, fabrication, or production within the State.
Upon completion, the questionnaire will give you an Export Readiness Assessment score based upon your responses.
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Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Business Development & Support Division
No. 1 Capital District Building
250 South Hotel Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813