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State of New Jersey

Department of State

Export Assistance

Office of Export Promotion

E Star Logo 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 available through NJBAC’s Export Promotion unit.

Most recently, the 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

If your New Jersey Company is looking to take advantage of international markets, you will find the resources to help your business grow from our Global Business Advocacy team. Our multilingual Global Business Advocates are available to:

  • 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 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 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 call 1-800-Jersey-7.