AmCham Bahrain joins US trade mission
Manama, May 4, 2014
The American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) rerecently participated in a trade mission to Washington DC as part of the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce (MECACC) delegation.
The trip, which also included participation from AmCham chapters in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Qatar, the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, Jubail and Jeddah, was a week-long campaign where AmCham members and their peers met with key US Administration officials and members of the US Congress.
The objective of the campaign for AmCham Bahrain was to promote fair tax and trade policies that will encourage trade opportunities between the US and Bahrain therefore benefiting members, a statement said.
The agenda of the campaign included discussions on sensible pro-trade and tax policies, which will support both American and Bahraini companies in achieving growth. Encourage companies to hire more Americans to work overseas as Ambassadors of American products and services.
Mary McGinnis, business development, AmCham Bahrain, said: “We were pleased to join hands with other delegations from AmChams across the GCC to highlight areas of importance for our members. In doing so, we made significant progress during the week and secured key deliverables for Americans living and working in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the GCC and for our broader membership base. In particular, we emphasized on reaching high ranking officials with our arguments and we were impressed by how many government leaders were moved to support our position on the issues at hand. We look forward to building on the foundations set during the trip and continuing to deliver value to our members here in Bahrain.”
McGinnis was accompanied on the Washington visit by Delano Roosevelt, MECACC chairman, and Fady Kabalauoi. - TradeArabia News Service