South Carolina STEP Program

FIRST STEP: Important. Before completing the form on this page, please be sure to contact your state trade office. You must be pre-approved for a reimbursement from your state.

For more information regarding the pre-approval process, please use the following links:

State trade offices

Applications, Forms, Certifications and Worksheets

Sell your products worldwide by taking advantage of a special State Export Promotion Trade (STEP) grant for South Carolina exporters who advertise in Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Target buyers, distributors, and wholesalers in 178 countries—both in print and online.

In Print:
Reach 250,000 potential customers worldwide for a fraction of a penny per contact.

Online:
Your ad also will get exposure to thousands of international buyers on the Commercial News USA website, which attracts more than 23,000 visitors per month.

Commercial News USA, in partnership with the state of South Carolina, is offering South Carolina exporters several advertising options and more in the next issue of Commercial News USA.

"The average guy looking to export thinks it’s going to be a big, expensive headache. It’s not as hard a road to go down as you think. Commercial News USA is an affordable way to get started, with worldwide visibility and leads that can often lead to deals without even having to travel. The magazine is a great tool for companies that want to expand into new markets, and the reality is: Who can afford not to be active in the international marketplace?"
- Robert Freeman, President, First Priority Emergency Vehicles

Program Benefits

  • USA Product Showcase ad
  • Free ad ($499 value) from the state
  • Free listing on the Commercial News USA Website
  • High visibility in the magazine
  • Free listing and translation in a special online supplement
  • Inclusion in both the print and online Reader Service form

 

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Please fill out both your contact and payment information in the space provided below. Once you click the submit button, you will be forwarded to a page for uploading your listing copy and photograph or logo.

For more information, call 1-800-581-8533, ext 800.

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