EENI Global Business School
Business in Bahrain, Manama

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain. Bahraini economy

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Bahrain (Middle East)
  2. Doing Business in Manama
  3. Bahraini economy
    1. Main economic sectors in Bahrain
    2. Economic Vision 2030
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of Bahrain
    1. Bahraini Customs
  5. Business Opportunities in Bahrain
    1. Financial and professional services
    2. Logistics
    3. Manufacturing
    4. Information, communications, and technology
    5. Real Estate
  6. Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
  7. Case Study:
    1. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group
    2. Mumtalakat
  8. Access to the Bahraini market
  9. Business Plan for Bahrain

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Bahraini Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in Bahrain
  3. To explore the Bahraini trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Bahraini Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Bahraini businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Bahraini Market

Sample “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain”:
Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (Bahraini Businessman, Muslim) Bahrain

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the Middle East
  3. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Bahrain Master / Doctorate in Business Bahraini Students

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bahrein Study, Master in International Business in French Bahrein.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي





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Description: International Trade and Business in Bahrain

Bahrain: The freest economy in the MENA region.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

The Kingdom of Bahrain.

  1. Bahrain is an independent Emirate with a traditional Monarchy
  2. System of Government: hereditary constitutional monarchy
    1. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  3. Arab is the official language of Bahrain
  4. Bahraini Population
    1. 1.2 million people with 90% of urban population (90%)
    2. 50% of its residents are expatriates
  5. Bahrain has the highest literacy rate in the Gulf Cooperation Council region
  6. Bahrain is the country with a smaller population of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  7. Capital of Bahrain: Manama (27% of the Bahraini GDP)
  8. Al Muharraq is the second most populous city of the Kingdom of Bahrain
  9. Borders of Bahrain: Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
    1. Iran (by sea)
  10. Abolition of Slavery in Bahrain: 1937
  11. Independence of Bahrain from the United Kingdom: 1971

Religion in Bahrain.

  1. Shiite Islam (70% of the population)
  2. Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia) is one of the main legislative sources
  3. School (Fiqh): Maliki
  4. There is no official religion in the Kingdom of Bahrain (freedom of belief)
  5. 15% of the population of Bahrain is Christian and 10% Hindu

Bahrain belongs to the Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

Manama is the capital of Bahrain and the economic and financial centre.

  1. The main economic activity of Manama is related to the financial services, near 200 financial institutions and banks generate 27% of the gross domestic product of Bahrain (80% of the active population works in the financial sector)
  2. Several multinational companies are in Manama

Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain

Bahraini Economy

Bahrain is the freest economy in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), is the thirteenth position in the World.

  1. The Aluminium industry is vital for Bahrain (13% of the total exports)
  2. Some of the best companies in the World such as American Express, BNP Paribas, Kraft or DHL have been selected Bahrain as a strategic distribution location for regional operations

Bahrain Customs

Bahraini Foreign Trade

  1. Top Export Markets of Bahrain are Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea
  2. Top suppliers of Bahrain are Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, and the United States

e-Course: Foreign trade of Bahrain

United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates) Agreement



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