Thank you for your interest in the Export Voucher
program, which was a successful STEP-supported program from 2012-2013. We look forward to providing assistance to small businesses through this program again the future when funding
is available. If you have any questions, please contact:
Up to $5,000 for your exporting needs
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade and Export Promotion grant, offers qualified companies new to exporting or expanding into new export markets up to $5,000 for export-related expenses (a minimum 25 percent cash match is required).
Are you eligible?
Qualifying companies must:
Be registered to do business in Washington State
Have a Federal Identification Number tied to a Washington address
Be in good standing with the Washington State Department of Revenue
Be a small business concern (SBC) as defined by SBA criteria, and meet other program criteria, such as:
Qualifying export expenses:
The following types of programs and expenses are eligible for an Export Voucher:
Trade show and trade mission fees, registration, etc.
Travel, airfare (U.S. carrier only)
Translation services (website, marketing materials, etc.)
Export training programs and services of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service
And more… See the Export Voucher Program Guidelines for more information
For questions please contact:
STEP Export Voucher Program Business Development Manager
Washington State Department of Commerce
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2600
Seattle, WA 98121