“E Star” Award


New Jersey receives prestigious President’s “E Star” Award for Export Services.

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Additional Resources
Export Assistance Brochure
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Business Questions Call the Business Action Call Center 1-866-534-7789
Business Action Center Brochure
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Contact the NJ Business Action Center
NJ Department of State
33 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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New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program

Welcome to the 2017-2018 New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP). The Program is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Program Details

Through the SBA, the New Jersey Business Action Center received funding for the NJ STEP to provide financial awards on a first come, first served competitive basis, 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.

Eligible businesses will be considered to receive financial awards to partially offset export promotion costs such as the following:

  • Participation in International and U.S. Trade Events
  • Participation in Department of Commerce Organized Trade Missions
  • Fees for services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS)
  • Translations of websites and marketing literature

Application Requirements: New for 2017-2018

To apply for a NJ STEP Grant, the following forms must be completed and included in your application packet. In addition, you must also furnish proof of your business' Vendor Number provided through NJSTART, the State of New Jersey’s new eProcurement system. If you have not yet registered your New Jersey business please do so at NJSTART.

All grant recipients, when requested, must complete the NJ STEP Cumulative Export Results Form.

For more details download the NJ STEP Information Page or call the Business Action Center to speak to a Global Business Advocate at 866-534-7789.

US Small Business Administration logoNJ STEP grant is funded in part through a grant
with the U.S. Smal Business Administration.