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Bahrain (BH)

Bahrain is in the process of becoming an ATA Carnet country.

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Bahrain specific export assistance and information can be found at:

Bahrain Embassy-Washington, D.C.

3502 International Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 20008 USA
Tel: (202)342-1111
Fax: (202)362-2192

The U.S. Embassy in Manama

Building No. 979
Road 3119, Block 331
Zinj District, Manama
Tel: (973) 1724-2700

Bahrain at a Glance:

  • Bahrain is currently United States’ 75th largest goods export partner with $1.2 billion in total exports during 2012
  • The top export categories in 2012 were: Vehicles, Machinery, Electrical machinery and Aerospace.
  • The U.S. has a goods trade surplus with Bahrain totaling $508 million in 2012.
  • On January 11, 2006 the United States and Bahrain signed a free trade agreement (FTA) creating export opportunities for the U.S.
  • From the first day of the agreement 100% of consumer and industrial products began to flow without tariff.
  • The FTA has enhanced commercial relations with an economic leader in the Arabian Gulf; it has also promoted policy of economic reform and liberalization in the Middle East.
  • U.S. suppliers are now price competitive in the region thanks to the FTA benefits.
  • With the implementation of the ATA Carnet system goods would be able to travel duty and tax free into the region on a temporary basis.
  • Bahrain is made up of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf.
  • Most of the population leaves in or near Manama, the capital.
  • Since the 1930s the oil industry has replaced pearl diving, making way for Bahrain to become the financial and communications hub it is today.

Staff Contact:   Glendy Sung

VP, Carnet Operations
Tel: 212.703.5073

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