On May 21st, “Friends of International Trade” met to learn about the business opportunities and the culture of Bahrain. Trade representative, Mrs. Rose Sager, provided an overview of the opportunities the market has to offer. With zero corporate taxes, 100% foreign ownership, no restriction on repatriation of capital or profits, no exchange risk, low operating costs, and a well-educated, bilingual work-force, Bahrain is open for business.
First FTA partner on the Arabian Peninsula; FTA with the United States since 2006
New non-stop flight from MCO to Dubai, then a 1-hour flight to Bahrain
2015 complete duty-free treatment for eligible U.S. industrial goods to Bahrain including: Chemicals, Metals, Paper, and Consumer Goods
Total U.S. goods export to Bahrain – nearly $1 billion in 2013.