U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Trade and Tariffs
The capital goods sector includes the agricultural and construction equipment sectoral
initiatives, as well as other machinery and equipment products. Capital goods accounted for 25
percent of total U.S. non-textile industrial exports to Bahrain in 2002, totaling $39.2 million1.
Compressors used in refrigerating equipment lead U.S. exports in this sector.
Bahrain applies a uniform tariff of five percent on capital goods. Bahraini exports of capital
goods to the United States are minimal. The United States imposes tariffs on capital goods of 0
to 14 percent, with an average of 1.8. The highest tariffs are applied to railway cars.
Both sides will eliminate duties on imports of capital goods from the other Party immediately
upon implementation of the Agreement.
1 Based on Bahraini Imports for Consumption from the United States (2002)