CNMI State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

CNMI  State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)  –  05/10/2018

The CNMI State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant is a state-federal partnership, funded by a grant from the Small Business Administration, to provide financial assistance to qualified CNMI small businesses for international marketing efforts in beginning exporting or market expansion. It is designed to help increase the number of businesses that are exporting and to raise the value of exports for those businesses that are currently exporting so they can grow and create more jobs.  The STEP program is to support for participation in foreign trade mission and market sales or trade shows.

The Department of Commerce in collaboration and partnership with the Commonwealth Development Authority. This is the first time such award has been granted to the CNMI.

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 management members

Mark O. Rabauliman – STEP Project Director

David R. Maratita – STEP Compliance Coordinator

Frank D. Cabrera – STEP Project Coordinator

Oscar C. Camacho – STEP Project Advisor


CNMI STEP program Forms

CNMI STEP Program Client Application Form

CNMI STEP Export Readiness Questionnaire Form

CNMI STEP Data Collection Form

U.S.  SBA Certification Disclosure Document Form