Tax: up to 15%

Duties: up to 5%

Restricted items: Some HS codes require additional compliance

Non-working days: Sunday and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 4-5 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: Arabic

The Complexities of Importing into Bahrain

Bahrain is an appealing import destination for those looking to access the Middle East. Many top Tech companies, such as Cisco and Amazon, are already taking advantage of its strategic location, which offers easy access to regional markets. As the first Gulf country to adopt the ‘cloud-first’ policy nationwide, Bahrain is the ideal place to be to take advantage of the fast-growing cloud traffic and resulting ICT opportunities seen in the Middle East. However, shipping into Bahrain is not without its complications. It is an extremely lengthy process with some products requiring compliance which can take up to 20 business days to source. Furthermore, when using air freight certain airlines should be avoided. There are also specific packing instructions which require details on the origin of the goods which must be displayed.  

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Bahrain

The TecEx team works hard to ensure we are on top of all changing customs requirements. We take efficient shipping seriously and undertake complete, strict pre-compliance checks to make sure even the smallest details are checked. By doing so we can offer the most efficient pathway possible into Bahrain. Our DDP service is not only efficient but also 100% reliable. With us, you can rest assured that your goods are in the safest hands from pick-up to final delivery.  

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