U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Trade and Tariffs
The building products sector is composed of various products including valves, steel structures
and plasterboards used for construction. In 2002 building products and other materials
accounted for three percent of total U.S. non-textile industrial exports to Bahrain, totaling $4.2
million1. Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of cast iron lead U.S. exports in this sector.
Bahrain’s tariffs on building products range from 5 to 20 percent, averaging 5.1 percent. The
highest tariffs in this sector generally apply to U.S. exports of cloth, grill, netting and fencing of
Bahrain’s exports to the United States in this sector were approximately $121 thousand2 in
2002, or less than 1 percent of the country’s total non-textile industrial exports to the United
States. The United States applies tariffs ranging from 0 to 13.5 percent on these products, with
an average of 3 percent. The highest U.S. duties apply to ceramic roofing tiles.
Both sides will eliminate duties on imports of building products from the other Party immediately
upon implementation of the Agreement.
1 Based on Bahraini Imports for Consumption from the United States (Average 2002)
2 Based on U.S. Imports for Consumption from the Bahrain (Average 2002)