Officials at the signing of the agreement

Officials at the signing of the agreement

Export Bahrain, Gulf Air to offer discounts to SMEs

May 2019

Export Bahrain, a national development initiative, has signed an exclusive partnership with Gulf Air’s Falcon Cargo to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain, exporting their goods to the tune of 100 kg or above, with special discount of up to 40 per cent on their cargo exports.

The partnership agreement was signed during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) Bahrain 2019, which is being hosted in Bahrain from the period of April 15 to 18, said a statement.

Attended the signing ceremony Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and chairman of Gulf Air, while the agreement was signed by Export Bahrain chief executive Dr Nasser Qaedi and Gulf Air’s chief executive officer Krešimir Kucko.

Export Bahrain’s chief executive Dr Nasser Qaedi praised the opportunity of announcing this partnership that coincided with the 2019 GEC.

He stressed the importance of this event which bringing together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and economic policymakers from more than 170 countries.

Highlighting the importance of this initiative, Qaedi said: “Export Bahrain is looking to build a repertoire of different types of solutions and offerings like this one to enable exporters to make that journey into the area of exporting their products and services much easier.”

“We are pleased to have the national carrier support us in this direction and we are sure that SMEs will benefit from not just the fast connections from its Bahrain hub but also to actively participate in promoting the national objectives of economic development with this promising opportunity,” he added.

Gulf Air’s chief executive officer Krešimir Kucko said: “Our most important strategy pillar is to contribute to the economy of Bahrain and today, as we signed the partnership with Export Bahrain, we are facilitating export services for SMEs in Bahrain at preferential rates.”

“We want to support the small and medium-sized enterprises to export their goods to the outer world and show pride in the kingdom’s manufactured products. This is the start of a good potential for Gulf Air, Export Bahrain and SMEs in Bahrain,” he added.

SMEs can have their application registered and processed through Export Bahrain office located in Bait Al Tijjar building, to avail the discount and process their exports, it stated.


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