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Honolulu Local Partners
The Honolulu office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support Hawaii's exporters.

CS Honolulu Local Partners


Our Export Assistance Partners
State of Hawaii Business, Economic Development and Tourism






State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) - The Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) of DBEDT promotes industry development and economic diversification by supporting existing and emerging industries in Hawaii and by attracting new investment and businesses to the state. DBEDT also administers the highly successful Hawaii STEP (HiSTEP) program, which provides small businesses with export training, grant funding to support export activity, and support at international trade shows. https://invest.hawaii.gov/exporting/histep/


Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9










Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone #9 - FTZ9 in downtown Honolulu is Hawaii’s hub of international trade, providing infrastructure, on-site support services like Customs Brokers and Shipping Agents, and other resources such as workshops, seminars, and training, at our facility.  FTZ9 operates a customs bonded warehouse, the newly renovated Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center and its makai office facilities at Pier 2 in Honolulu.  https://www.ftz9.org/

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Hawaii Pacific Export Council  - The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of local leaders and experienced international business professionals who provide assistance to local businesses expanding in international markets. We provide workshops on international trade topics, provide export mentoring, and administer grant programs that support exporters. HPEC works closely with the U.S. Commercial Service office in Hawaii to support exporters across the state of Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.  https://hawaiiexportsupport.com/

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Hawaii Small Business Development Center - The Hawaii Small Business Development Center provides professional business advice, research and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, innovation, productivity and management improvement. To accomplish these objectives, the Hawaii SBDCs link federal, state and local resources, the educational community and the private sector to meet the needs of Hawaii’s  businesses.  https://www.hisbdc.org/