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One of over 100 offices around the U.S. offering the trade expertise to assist with exporting; guidance and tips on how to grow your business & export successfully. Part of a global network with resources, market information and international buyer connections.

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 rod.hirsch@trade.gov.

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.

Service Provider Categories

This directory contains information on service providers that can support U.S. exporters.

SW Logistics

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333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 319
Oakland, CA 94621  
Phone: 510-303-0895  
Email: swlee@swlogisticsinc.com
Website: swlogisticsinc.com

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 Accountancy

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475 14th Street, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-893-6908
Email: tneff@rina.com
Website: www.rina.com

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.

Bridge Bank

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55 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 925-984-9053
Email: ken.rosenberg@bridgebank.com
Website: www.bridgebank.com

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.


Advisory Services
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.
 

Partner Staffing Logo

www.partnerstaffing.com

Suite 1720, 734 – 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 3P8
(403) 910-0744

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.