Bahrain Filed Formal Request for Exemption from Duties on Aluminum and Iron Last Month, Says Minister

2018-04-21 - 3:16 am

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani said that the Ministry is in constant contact with the US administration regarding the issue of exempting Bahrain from customs duties levied recently on imports of aluminum and iron, stressing that the Ministry is exerting its utmost efforts to resolve the matter in coordination with the Bahrain Embassy in Washington in order to obtain a special exception.

He explained that an initial formal request was made during Al-Zayani's visit to Washington at the end of March 2018, where he met with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish.

Al-Zayani pointed out that there is optimism about Bahrain obtaining exemption from duties proposed in the United States of America, i.e. 25% on imports of steel and 10% on aluminum imports, which entered into force on March 23, 2018 in the US, based on the proclamations signed by US President Donald Trump on March 8, 2018.


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