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.state.nj.us

NJ State Trade and Export Promotion Program

Program Details:
Through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Business Action Center received funding for the New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion (NJ STEP) Program 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 program 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 Program 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 2014-2015 STEP program 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.

Fees:
The Business Action Center does not charge fees to participate in the NJ STEP Program. However, all firms accepted into the program must submit the immediately preceding year's tax returns as evidence of profitability. Additionally, a New Jersey State Tax Clearance Certificate from the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury will be required.

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

Program Close Date: September 30, 2015.