Bahrain - Country Commercial Guide
Market Entry Strategy

Generalizes on the best strategy to enter the market, e.g., visiting the country; importance of relationships to finding a good partner; use of agents.

Last published date: 2021-09-28

The Bahrain Investors Center provides a physical one-stop-shop location for establishing a business in Bahrain.  For more information on the forms, registration options, and licensing requirements for new companies, visit https://www.moic.gov.bh.  An American company may register as a fully U.S.-owned company under the U.S.-Bahrain FTA.  It is advantageous to maintain an on-the-ground presence in Bahrain, if possible. 

Although not required, a carefully selected local partner can help advise U.S. firms on advertising, promotion, and pricing.  Personal relationships can increase a company’s business prospects.  Maintaining business relationships with regular communication and face-to-face contact also is important.