East Bay International Trade

International Trade

Business development in the international arena is a critical component to the region's economic vitality and growth. As the most multi-ethnic and diverse region of the Bay Area, the East Bay welcomes international investors and companies interested in doing business in the region. EDA is also dedicated to assist domestic firms export products throughout the world. With access to a world class port and top end transportation systems, global logistics and trade is easy and rewarding here in the East Bay. The guide is dedicated to serve as resource reference guide for logistics professionals and local and foreign companies interested in financing options and import/export assistance


EB-5 Immigration Export-Import Bank of the United States

Financing or loaning is a traditional source to gain capital for growing businesses. Several financial programs are available for immigrants interested in investing into the region and for domestic firms dedicated to exporting products and services abroad.  



Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) | Port of Oakland | Logistics

Importing and exporting commodities requires planning, financial commitments, customs brokering services, access to local transportation networks and physical locations for trade activities. The resources in this section are dedicated to alleviate the burden of policies and procedures while providing access to operational necessities such as packaging and goods movement. 

General Import/Export Assistance

Import-Export Resources

Gain access to valuable government, nonprofit and private resources dedicated to helping companies import to the U.S. and export gloablly. 

Country Specific Assistance

Country Specific Resources

Many countries and regions throughout the world have dedicated organizations located in the Bay Area to represent their country of origin for the purpose of expanding trade and business.