Upcoming AmCham Events

    • 1 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Arcapita Conference Room, North Core Ground Floor, Bahrain Bay

    AmCham in collaboration with Export Bahrain
    invites you to an FTA Seminar
    with MOICT, U.S. Embassy & Exporters


    • To demonstrate how to calculate the required 35% value-added rule of origin for manufactured products. 
    • To provide live demonstration on how to find online resources and trade maps for finding new markets.
    • To highlight how several SMEs have successfully utilized the FTA.


    When:         Monday 1 July, 5:30-7:30pm

    Venue:        Arcapita Conference Room, North Core Ground Floor, Bahrain Bay

    Fee:            Complimentary


    5:30-6:00pm     Registration & Networking

    6:00pm      Welcome remarks

    -   Qays Zu’bi, President AmCham Bahrain

    -   Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Executive Director, Export Bahrain

    -   HE Zayed Alzayani, Minister MOICT

    -   HE Justin Siberell, US Ambassador to Bahrain

    6:10pm     Keynote:  Khalil Ebrahim Muhanna, Chief of International               Organization Section, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

    • How to determine tariffs and if your product is FTA eligible (HS Codes)
    • Explain the 35% value added rule and how to calculate 35%
    • Using accumulation sourcing towards the 35%
    • How to document origin and FTA eligibility for Customs and other Government agencies 
    • Re-exporting FTA products from Bahrain to GCC countries – rules, procedures, fees

    6:30pm      Panel: 

    • Eng. Sawsan Ahmed Alhammadi, Chief Industrial Relations & Support, Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
      • Export Assistance Services provided by MOICT
    • Amal Sanad, Enterprise Advisor, Export Bahrain:
        • Services provided by Export Bahrain
        • Demonstration of CIPE online Trade Map to find new Markets
      • Mohamed Al Aali, Managing Director, Wires International (exporting aluminum products):
        • Sharing Exporting Experience

    7:15pm      Moderated Q&A

    7:30pm      Networking & Follow on Q&A

    Target Audience:

    SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Manufacturing companies interested in expanding their market to the US by using the FTA

Past events

20 Jun 2019 AmCham Business Tours: BRINC IoT Accelerator
15 May 2019 AmCham & Boeing Present: A Ramadhan Iftar
3 Apr 2019 Discover Bahrain - Oil & Gas Opportunities Roadshow
22 Mar 2019 AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament Awards Dinner
22 Mar 2019 Ahli United Bank Presents: AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament Team Information
22 Mar 2019 Ahli United Bank Presents: AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament
20 Mar 2019 AmCham Business Networking Luncheon: An Update on Bahrain's New Business Laws - Panel Discussion
27 Feb 2019 A Discussion with Bahrain's Ambassador to the U.S.
27 Feb 2019 Business Networking Luncheon - Banking 2025: Impact of Disruptive Technologies
21 Feb 2019 AmCham Business Tours: ASRY
29 Jan 2019 Business Networking Luncheon - With Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Export Bahrain
27 Nov 2018 Business Networking Luncheon with Mr. Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, CEO, LMRA
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament Dinner
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament with AmCham
18 Nov 2018 Sustainopreneurship: Green Business Opportunities
14 Nov 2018 USA Partnership Pavilion Opening Ceremony - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
12 Nov 2018 4th U.S. Alumni in Bahrain Networking Reception
27 Oct 2018 AmCham MENA Regional Council - Annual Conference & Exhibition
24 Oct 2018 Discover America Week: Using the FTA to do Business with the US
23 Oct 2018 Discover America Week: Business Talk - Fireside Chat with Lili Gil Valletta
22 Oct 2018 Innovation in Tourism: Building A Tourism Sector for the Tech Savvy Traveller –Panel Discussion
2 Oct 2018 AmCham 2018 Annual General Meeting
9 Sep 2018 U.S. - Bahrain Trade: Envisioning the Future - Roundtable Discussion
18 Aug 2018 U.S. House Congressional Staff Delegation – Energy & Commerce Committee
26 Jun 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - H.E. Sh. Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil
7 May 2018 US Taxation Seminar for Expats
2 May 2018 Exporting from Bahrain by Sea to Key Markets
30 Apr 2018 Doing Business with the Bahrain Government
24 Apr 2018 AmCham & Citi Business Networking Breakfast
9 Apr 2018 VAT in Bahrain – lessons learned from Saudi & UAE
27 Mar 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali​ Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs
23 Mar 2018 1st American Fun Day BBQ
21 Feb 2018 Business Networking Dinner with Senior White House Official - Mr. Mick Mulvaney
12 Feb 2018 "How to do Business in the U.S." Seminar
11 Feb 2018 3rd Annual U.S. Alumni in Bahrain Networking Reception
10 Feb 2018 Discover America Week - Feb 10-15
30 Jan 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - U.S. Ambassador H.E. Justin Siberell
1 Dec 2017 18th Annual ABA Golf Tournament Awards Dinner
1 Dec 2017 American Business Association 17th Annual Golf Tournament
28 Nov 2017 BBMA Presents: Development & Expansion of Bahrain International Airport
21 Nov 2017 GARMCO Plant Tour
16 Nov 2017 Government Contracts & Tendors – Best Practices for the Private Sector Supplier
26 Sep 2017 AmCham 2017 Annual General Meeting


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