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No expiry date 'for US-Bahrain FTA'

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. Addressing a gathering of chief exec

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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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Will GCC, EU ever find the way to go bilateral?

The six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) have been talking for over two decades, and in the current trend of globalization or increased economic and political interdependence bet

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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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GCC-EU free trade agreement soon

Talks that could lead to a historic GCC-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have reached the final stages, and the deal could be signed soon, said Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. "The EU-GCC FTA i

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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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Bahrain 'ideal for investment'

Bahrain remains one of the most attractive economies for investments and projects with the best of facilities and incentive packages, said the Kingdom's businessmen during a key meeting with an American delegation. The visiting delegat

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