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Bahrain-US trade doubles over FTA

Bahrain-US trade has doubled since the coming into effect of the free trade agreement (FTA) in 2006, a senior government official said. Addressing a seminar at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in Sanabis yesterd

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GCC countries set to sign collective FTAs

GCC countries are set to sign collective free trade agreements (FTAs) with several countries and economic blocs, encouraging foreign investment and creating new job opportunities, a report said. The agreements will be signed with

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GCC-Singapore accord to boost economic ties

More than $3 billion worth of Singapore goods entering the GCC have become tariff-free, with the coming into force of the GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA), a report said. With effect from September 1, Singapore started g

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Bahrain on track to become GCC trade hub for Japan

Bahrain and Japan have agreed to resume discussions to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) in line with the latter’s hopes to turn the kingdom into a hub for trade in the region, a report said. The Japanese government aims

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Bahrain hits back at claims over FTA

Bahrain has hit back at accusations it could have breached its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US. The Executive Office of the President claims to have evidence the government may have failed to meet its obligations to protect

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Importers ‘misusing Bahrain’s FTA with US’

Importers in Bahrain have been accused of trying to misuse the kingdom's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US to avoid paying taxes, a report said. Bahrain's Sea Ports Customs Affairs directorate recorded 100 trade viola

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US firms must focus on Bahrain tieups

American firms should aim for partnership with Bahraini Islamic financial institutions to tap into the sector's lucrative growth opportunity, said a senior US official while speaking on the sidelines of a financial summit. &qu

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Meeting to discuss key GCC-India trade pact

The proposed free trade agreement between the GCC and India will be discussed during the two-day official state visit by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander. The Bahrain delegati

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India, Gulf 'can achieve higher growth together'

India and the Gulf countries have the opportunity to play a key role in each other’s bid to achieve accelerated economic growth, according to S M Krishna, External Affairs Minister of India. Krishna told the global publishing, research and

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Bahrain businesses condemn move on FTA

Businessmen have condemned a major US labour organisation's call to suspend a free trade pact with Bahrain following the sacking and detention of union leaders. The American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organisations (AF

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