Kuwait - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2022-02-14

There are several steps required to legalize shipping documents, which if not done correctly could become a trade barrier. There are numerous bureaucratic hurdles and approvals needed to do business in Kuwait. These processes required to complete a sale to the government are lengthy.

For more information and help with trade barrier issues in Kuwait please contact the U.S. Commercial Service office in Kuwait (https://www.trade.gov/kuwait-contact-us).