Oakland Area Business Service Providers
Oakland Area Business Service Providers
The following is a listing of selected local Business Service Providers vetted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The local BSP companies listed below can assist U.S. exporters and foreign investors in a variety of ways. If you would like to be included as a Business Service Provider on this site, please contact Director Rod Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BSP directory is intended to provide an additional resource to U.S. exporters doing business in this geographic area. The BSP directory is not comprehensive. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. We have performed limited due diligence research; but we strongly recommend that you perform your own due diligence investigation and background research on any company.
This directory contains information on service providers that can support U.S. exporters.
SW Logistics provides export logistics solutions fit to the needs of its customers by combining all three methods of transportation: sea, air and land. We strive to always offer the best rates and packages, while keeping you informed throughout the entire process. We offer services for import customers and export customers. Our experienced agents know the ins and outs and local regulations of every locale on your shipments’ routes, ensuring a smooth, rapid customs process. We are committed to meet every customer’s demand in logistics. By signing contracts directly with key carriers, we provide our customers with access to the most competitive transit times and rates. Our established relationships with professional, courteous local truckers allow us to offer speedy and prompt pick up and delivery service. Attention to detail and experience translates into accurate, complete documentation. In turn, this ensures our high rate of reliability. Our global coverage can support your business in shipping not only port-to-port also door-to-door without hassle in confusing world of international transportation. Whether you have one crate or 100 containers, SW Logistics can analyze and offer you the best possible transit times and shipping costs. We can offer you the option of shipping in Less than Container loads (LCL), with Full Container Load (FCL), or Air service. We offer services for import customers and export customers. Our experienced agents know the ins and outs and local regulations of every locale on your shipments’ routes, ensuring a smooth, rapid customs process.
RINA is a regional full-service accounting and consulting firm experienced in all phases of public accounting and departmentally structured to provide optimum efficiency. Founded in Oakland in 1946, RINA has grown steadily and is among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the Bay Area. We believe it is important to approach the tax aspects of your business not only from the point of view of meeting statutory requirements but also with a continuous effort to advise you on the most advantageous techniques available to address your unique cross border and international tax needs.
One power tax-saving vehicle we have used successfully in our work with exporters is the Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation, or “IC-DISC”. Under this Act, dividends paid by an IC-DISC qualify for the favorable 20% tax rate on dividend income. This reduced rate of tax provides qualifying businesses an opportunity to reduce the tax rate by up to 17% on a significant amount of their income. Our RINA international tax team can assist you in determining whether your business qualifies for these benefits and will assist you in setting up and managing the IC-DISC, regardless of what state your business operates in.
Business without Borders
Our Global Markets Group provides the financial products and services that can help companies expand into global trade markets—and succeed there. We offer an experienced staff, creative, custom-tailored solutions and a focus on a long-term relationships.
Our Strengths Make a World of Difference
Whether your company is experienced in international markets or is just starting out, we can help companies and their staff better manage the complexities of international trade, through a consultative approach combined with our multilingual and multinational expertise.
Foreign Exchange Services
Foreign Currency Wires
Send foreign currency payments in any tradable currency through our online banking platform, and receive foreign currency payments through our global banking network.
Multi-Currency Account Service
Simplify paying in foreign currencies with our Multi-Currency Account Service, which enables your company to receive payments, hold balances and make payments in popular global currencies without the need to convert to and from U.S. dollars.
Foreign Exchange Hedging
The Global Markets Group provides the training, advice and partnership to help manage FX risk. Access a full complement of foreign exchange hedging instruments, including forward contracts, window forward contracts, non-deliverable forwards contracts, and swaps.
Leverage our client-focused approach to more accurately assess the potential risks of fluctuating exchange rates and their impact on business. Our foreign exchange specialists will help develop the best strategies to mitigate the risk of currency exposure.
Letters of Credit
Commercial Letters of Credit
We issue and process commercial letters of credit to facilitate export and/or import transactions, and to protect payments by ensuring shipping documents are received and processed in a timely manner.
Standby Letters of Credit
We issue and advise standby letters of credit to facilitate foreign trade activities for Performance Bond or Bid Bond requirements and non-trade activities to support lease obligations or construction contracts.
Shipping Documents (Documents Against Payment & Documents Against Acceptance)
We handle shipping documents, which are not under a letter of credit, either against payment or credit (acceptance) terms.
Suite 1720, 734 – 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 3P8
Partner Staffing Inc. is a strategic contingency staffing service company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta Canada. We bring together the right people, skills and technologies to help organizations improve their business performance. We provide a team of experts who are driven to match Candidates with Clients not only on skillset, but the environment as well. Partner Staffing is committed to creating innovative, flexible solutions for our clients across Canada and USA. We also support in all areas surrounding employee management which includes payroll, HR and benefits.
Cascadia Cross-Border Law (CCBL) is a US immigration law firm known for providing exceptional representation, personalized attention, and responsive service to its clients. Over the past three decades, we have assisted scores of businesses and individuals in US immigration matters and take great pride in our successes on their behalf. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation as effective, efficient, and ethical provider of immigration-related legal services, and is reflected in our industry ratings.
These four attorneys staff CCBL:
- A Dean of the Immigration Bar, Greg Boos is a results-oriented advocate with 40+ years of professional experience. Greg has been named one of the world’s leading practitioners of US immigration and nationality law by the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. Based on peer reviews, Greg has held an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell for many years, a testament that his colleagues rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He recently received Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Judicial Edition rating, a tremendous endorsement by both his peers and the judiciary. Boos is pleased that the American Chamber of Commerce and the US Commercial Service have recently joined forces with CCBL to sponsor the ongoing Doing Business in the USA sessions, periodic educational gatherings founded by Boos 35 years ago that are dedicated to helping Canadian business owners enter the US marketplace.
- W. Scott Railton has over two decades of experience assisting human resource departments with immigration benefits and I-9-compliance. He also assists with border matters. Scott advises employers and professionals on temporary and permanent immigration options, including H-1B, L, E, O, TN, PERM, and merits-based petitions. He enjoys assisting physicians and health care facilities with J-1 waivers and other concerns unique to the medical field. He also advises on cannabis legalization and immigration. Scott is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Scott is a prolific author and speaker and is included on Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers list.
- Heather Fathali’s practice focuses primarily on employment-based US immigration, with a significant portion of her client base consisting of professionals, entrepreneurs, and persons of talent seeking to expand to the United States, as well as US citizenship and expatriation matters. She also dedicates a special area of her practice to the Jay Treaty and the unique rules pertaining to American Indians Born in Canada. Heather received her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude.
- Halley Fisher received her Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law and has been practicing with Cascadia Cross-Border Law since 2019. Halley handles US immigration and citizenship matters, specifically employment-based US immigration for professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, and religious workers. She is especially passionate about helping people in the outdoor and sports industries access the United States.