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New Jersey Business Action Center

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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Export Assistance

Office of Export Promotion

Growing your Business through Exporting


E Star Logo Ever wonder how small businesses export and compete with multinationals? The Office of Export Promotion works with New Jersey’s small and mid-sized companies interested in expanding their products and services through export. Companies interested in global business activity can tap into a number of resources on business export planning available through NJBAC’s Export Promotion unit.

Most recently, the New Jersey Office of Export Promotion received the President’s E Star Award for Export Service during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The E and E Star Awards are the Nation’s highest honor for export excellence. Created in 1961 through an Executive through an Executive Order by President John F. Kennedy, the awards afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations that contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.


Global Business Advocacy

Research shows that businesses who export their goods and services have significantly greater growth potential. Entering into the Global Marketplace is easier than you think and our Global Business Advocates will be your guide to help you start your business’ export planning and navigate your way to international success through a variety of services. How can your small business export overseas? We can help with:

  • Provide free consulting services
  • Offer educational opportunities and acquaint you with resources to learn more about exporting basics, regulatory compliance, customs procedures, reporting and other topics.
  • Help you develop a viable export plan
  • Offer guidance in identifying global business opportunities
  • Help you locate buyers and potential markets and test local demand
  • Connect you with partners for joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Help you navigate the complexities of exporting once you've entered the global marketplace by connecting you with federal resources available for obtaining payment
  • Guide you through foreign custom procedures and regulatory compliance policies and getting your products cleared through customs
  • Provide government-to-government advocacy

The New Jersey Office of Export Promotion administers the highly successful NJ State Trade Expansion Program (NJSTEP) grants through a competitively awarded grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The New Jersey Department of State’s successful NJSTEP program has been awarded funding for six consecutive years and has advised and assisted hundreds of businesses of the millions of dollars of export sales around the world. To learn if your business qualifies.

The New Jersey Office of Export Promotion also collaborates with universities and various organizations, like the U.S. Export Assistance Centers, in an effort to develop small businesses into new exporters and help existing small business exporters expand their markets through co-sponsored training and services.

For more information on U.S. exports and global business call our Business Helpline at 1-800-Jersey-7. You can also find out more about exporting through our new business-friendly resource center online at business.nj.gov, complete with a chatbot where we can help answer your questions.


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Motion Picture & Television Commission

Motion Picture & Television Commission
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Countdown to 2022 Ban on Single-Use Plastics Begins

New Jersey's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products in stores and food service businesses will take effect on May 4, 2022. The law also bans single-use paper carryout bags in grocery stores over 2,500 square feet, and limits single-use plastic straws to only by request effective November 4, 2021. The New Jersey Business Action Center and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have launched online resources to help businesses prepare for the move to reusable and recyclable products. A vendor clearinghouse of manufacturers and suppliers will soon be added. Learn more here: Business.NJ.gov/recent/disposable-bag-ban


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