CNMI  State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)  

The CNMI State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is a state-Federal partnership, funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration to eligible CNMI small businesses new to exporting or market expansion. STEP is designed to support participation in allowable activities including, foreign trade missions, trade shows, export training workshops, design of marketing media, website fees, and DOC subscription services.

The CNMI Department of Commerce works in collaboration and partnership with the Commonwealth Development Authority (CDA) and various support networks. This will be the second year the CNMI is awarded the STEP grant to financially assist eligible small business concerns (ESBC) with exporting activities.

For more information about the CNMI STEP program contact the CNMI Department of Commerce at telephone number 664-3077 or E-mail your requests at




CNMI STEP Program key Personnel

REMEDIO C. MAFNAS - STEP Project Coordinator

Kioshi K. Cody - STEP Project Coordinator

David R. Maratita - STEP Compliance Coordinator


CNMI STEP Program Individual  Forms

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