The Kingdom of Bahrain is an Arabian island country located off the west coast of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. Bahrain is made up of 33 islands, over about 760 sq.kms, with close to 1,569 million inhabitants, for a GDP of US$37,74 billion (source : World Bank, 2018).
With highly developed communication and transportation facilities, Bahrain hosts many multinationals operating in the region, primarily via the development of financial services. Bahrain has the laxest tax regulations in the Persian Gulf. The building sector, which features numerous projects, is another driving force of activity.
Trade between France and Bahrain is traditionally subject to wide variations, being marked by regular aeronautic orders/deliveries from Bahraini players in the field of aviation. Imports into France consist mainly of refined petroleum and aluminium. The development of France’s economic potential remains closely linked to the participation of French players in major infrastructure projects in Bahrain (source : France diplomatie, july 2019).
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Bahraini market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.