The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently recognized Skai Ventures and Oceanit for their respective export initiatives and success in Asia-Pacific APEC markets. Founded in 1962, USTR is an agency of more that 200 committed professionals with decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world. USTR negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements,to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. USTR also meets with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President's trade policy positions.
Skai Ventures is a Hawaii based venture accelerator with a portfolio primarily comprised of innovative technology companies. CBI-Polymers is one of those companies and one that has realized success exporting to foreign markets, exporting roughly $100,000 in products and services in 2011. Oceanit is one of Hawaii's largest and most diversified science and engineering companies. The company owns state of the art facilities for nanotechnology, biology, laser/optics and electronics. Focusing on innovation, Oceanit employees work primarily in the aerospace, life sciences, engineering, and information systems fields. Currently, around 5% of Oceanit's sales are from APEC markets.
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CBI-Polymer's Decongel being peeled away during a demonstration. Decongel is an industrial strength cleaning product used for contamination remediation challenges for any industry, including nuclear plant decommissioning and nuclear medicine spills.