Contact the NJ Business Action Center
NJ Department of State
225 West State Street
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820

Tel: (866) 534-7789
Fax: (609) 292-5509

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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State Trade Expansion Program

Application documents for the new NJ STEP program that will commence on October 1st will not be accepted online until on or after September 1, 2016.

Should you have an event that occurs before the end of the current program’s close date of September 29, 2016 the information below outlines the application process.

Program Details:
Through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Business Action Center received funding for the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP) to provide sub-grants to New Jersey eligible small business concerns that are new to export, as well as those businesses who currently sell their goods and services to other countries.

The NJ STEP is available to eligible businesses on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be used to partially offset the cost of trade show participation and for U.S. Department of Commerce programs including Gold Key Matching Services.

Program Requirements:
New Jersey companies may complete the NJ STEP survey. The survey will be reviewed by the Office of International Business Development and Protocol and a subsequent meeting with the company will be held to determine the firm's export readiness and eligibility for the program.

The 2015-2016 STEP contains revised eligibility criteria and reporting requirements from prior years for the competitively awarded sub-grants. The Office of International Business Development and Protocol looks forward to discussing all of the programs revisions with interested companies.

Download all the required forms in one Combined Zip File
OR
Download individual files:

For more information on the NJ STEP or to speak to a Global Business Advocate, call the Business Action Center at 866-534-7789.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Additional Resources
Export Assistance Brochure
Print Version (pdf 2.5MB)
Email Version (pdf 336k)
Business Questions Call the Business Action Call Center 1-866-534-7789
Business Action Center Brochure
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Spanish (pdf 2.0MB)