Overview of the U.S.-Bahrain FTA with reference pages to final text and other useful links.
Last Published: 10/18/2016
The U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force on August 1, 2006. Bahrain is the first U.S. FTA partner on the Arabian Peninsula and the third FTA partner among Arab countries (Jordan and Morocco are the others). The United States is currently negotiating an FTA with the United Arab Emirates and completed negotiations with Oman on January 19, 2006.

Services account for roughly 50 percent of Bahrain’s GDP. Their services sector provides many business opportunities for U.S. firms. Bahrain has a very progressive banking sector and the country is considered the banking center of the Middle East. Bahrain has embarked on a series of progressive economic and political reforms in recent years making them a model for economic development in the region.

The Department of Commerce's Market Access and Compliance offices will be monitoring this Agreement to ensure that Bahrain fully complies with its trade obligations. If you encounter problems under the U.S.-Bahrain FTA, please contact our Agreements Compliance office.

Additional Resources
-Text of the U.S.-Bahrain FTA
-Textile, Apparel, Footwear, Leather and Travel Goods Information
-Tariff Elimination
-Frequently Asked Questions
-Documenting Origin
-Rules of Origin
-U.S. Commercial Service Bahrain Website
-United States Trade Representative U.S.-Bahrain FTA Website
-USDA U.S.-Bahrain Trade Agreement Webpage

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