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Export & Expand

Expand Your Reach: Export Opportunities

Unlocking Global Markets for Your Business Growth​

STEP Activities

foreign trade missions.

foreign market sales trips.

services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

trade show exhibits.

US Territory

No passport or visa required.

“Made in the USA” label for manufactured products, which signifies its reliability and effectiveness

English-speaking workforce

Does business in US Currency

U.S. Virgin Islands State Trade Expansion Program

Facilitating International Trade for Local Businesses

USVIEDA approved $168,000 grant

The USVIEDA recently announced the U.S. Small Business Administration’s approval of a $168,000 grant to allow USVI businesses to participate in the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The goal of STEP is to help increase the export activities of small-business owners and introduce these businesses to new foreign buyers to increase their revenues and product sales.

Recalling Success: Past STEP Missions

Reflecting on International Ventures and Business Expansion

STEP Helping businesses reach more clients

In past grant cycles for STEP, export activities have allowed Virgin Islands' manufacturers and artisans to travel to Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, and Italy, to the largest tradeshows in the U.S. and to several Caribbean islands to meet with potential buyers and expand their business beyond the territory.

Trade Mission Benefits

Attending trade missions and sales trips can be beneficial to small business owners in many ways, including:

Networking with government representatives who can answer questions about doing business in their region.

Finding new buyers for your products and services.

Learn best practices and current trends from others in your industry.

Meet with key decision makers at new suppliers and vendors who can provide insight into how they make their business decisions.

Tour production and manufacturing facilities to understand the capabilities of new partners.

Check more details about Trade Mission Benefits.

How the Economic Development Authority
Can Help You

Unlock new horizons within the US Virgin Islands with the business potential our territory offers with the help of the USVI Economic Development Authority.
With tailored tax programs, incentives, financing options and more.

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