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3rd round of Pak-GCC FTA talks expected after GCC ministerial level meeting
Bahrain would play a pivotal role in negotiating with other GCC countries to finalise the framework for Pak-GCCs FTA.
10 years of the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
In purely commercial terms, American manufacturers gained access to regional Gulf Cooperation Council markets and beyond.
US deal expiry may hit textile firms
Textile factories in Bahrain fear they could lose millions of dollars in trade and thousands of jobs could go if a tariff agreement with the US is not renewed next year.
US company is seeking extension of FTA clause
West Point Home, a leading textile manufacturer in the US, is using the offices of American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain to advocate extension of the tariff preference level of the free trade agreement between the US and Bahrain.
Key US-Bahrain FTA ’has no expiry date’
Debunking rumours, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Bahrain Timothy Pounds has said that the free trade agreement (FTA) between Bahrain and the US does not have an expiry date and is here to stay.
Pakistan, Bahrain to sign BIT
Pakistan and Bahrain will sign Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) in addition to other pacts during the visit of King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, official sources told Business Recorder.
Bahrain-US trade doubles over FTA
Addressing a seminar at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in Sanabis yesterday, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro said bilateral trade has grown from about $1.1 billion in 2006 to about $2bn last year, as Bahrain was given tariff-free access to the world’s largest economy, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Bahrain hits back at claims over FTA
Bahrain has hit back at accusations it could have breached its Free Trade Agreement with the US as regards workers’ rights.
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.
Paul Ryan-sponsored Bahrain trade agreement under scrutiny amid crackdowns
A spate of anti-democratic actions in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have turned an unflattering spotlight on a six-year-old US free trade agreement sponsored and promoted by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice president.
Bahrain hires US lawyers to fight complaints over sacked workers
Bahrain has hired a US law firm to tackle a complaint filed by the US’s largest trade union, threatening the kingdom’s bilateral trade agreement with the world’s largest economy.
Bahrain: MPs ban Israel links
MPs yesterday voted to jail for up to five years any Bahraini who deals directly with Israel and to resurrect the Israeli Boycott Office, closed to make way for the Free Trade Agreement with the US.
FTA talks chance for Bahrain firms
Bahrain’s business community will get a say on the future of international trade with the US later this year.
Bahrain calls for stepping up free trade deal talks
Bahrain yesterday called for GCC-EU member states to fast-track the Free Trade Agreement. "Such a deal would send GCC-EU economic co-operation to new heights," Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Dr Essam Fakhro yesterday said.
FTA training for companies
Bahraini businesses and commercial establishments are to be trained by United Nations experts on making the best use of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.
GCC-EU FTA plan gets a fillip
Bahrain yesterday exuded confidence that its current talks with Germany would expedite the signing of the much-delayed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the six-nation Gulf Cooperation nations and the 27-nation European Union that has eluded them for close to 20 years.
Bahrain: Best Yet To Come
Two years down the track, Bahrain’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the US has garnered mixed reviews, with some hailing it as an overwhelming success while others say it has yet to reach its full potential.
India to sign labour agreements with Malaysia, Oman and Bahrain
India has clinched labour agreements with Malaysia, Oman and Bahrain for protection and welfare of Indian emigrants in these countries.
Free trade accord may pose problems for female workers
Problems of female workers are expected to increase with the full implementation of the Free Trade Agreement reached between Bahrain and the United States that completed its second year on Friday.
Bahrain & Iran to sign free trade agreement
Bahrain and Iran are a step closer to signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)