The fastest, cheapest & most efficient gateway to the region’s largest market.
No corporate income tax or personal income tax.
Cost of setting up and operating businesses is 20% to 35% cheaper than in other GCC countries.
Investment grants are offered by the labour fund (Tamkeen).
Cheap industrial land lease rates with no additional fees or service charges.
The cost of living in Bahrain is lower than in most GCC countries.
Subsidized interest rate on financing facilities offered by the labour fund (Tamkeen).
As an established hub for the Northern Gulf, Bahrain has the fastest time to access the Saudi Arabia market, with 75% of Saudi Arabia within a few hours drive and all of the GCC within an hour’s flight or less.
100% foreign ownership
Bahrain is the only country in the region that offers 100% foreign ownership in manufacturing and distribution without free-zone restrictions.
Customs duty exemptions
Manufacturing, raw materials importing, plant machinery, and spare parts are exempted from paying 5% customs duty.
Wide duty-free access
Duty free access to the following countries: GCC, USA, Singapore, all 14 Arab countries, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein.
Access to the most educated workforce in the GCC, with a 95% literacy rate.
Availability of skilled, well-educated, and bi-lingual local workforce in Bahrain at all levels.
Access to government financial and training support for local employment.
Allowance for 100% non-Bahraini force if needed, by paying an extra fee.
The shortest transit time between seaport, airport and industrial zones in the Gulf.
Khalifa Bin Salman Port is the most efficient port in the region, with a sub-3 hour turnaround.
Khalifa Bin Salman Port offers the fastest customs clearance of any country in the GCC.
High-standard industrial zones designed to meet the needs of tomorrow's businesses.
Bahrain offers companies world-class, high standard industrial zones, such as the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP). The landmark industrial park offers 100% foreign ownership, a 10-year guaranteed 0% tax rate and duty free access to the GCC, GAFTA, and the USA.
With full exemption from local employment for the first 5 years of operation, competitive land rental prices and utility costs, and comprehensive after-care support, BIIP is a world class, cost-effective industrial park for value added manufacturing and international services projects.
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