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Restrictions & Sanctions

Trading restrictions (Bahrain)

Trading restrictions imposed against Bahrain

Trading restrictions imposed by Bahrain

  • Arab League's Boycott of Israel
    Bahrain signed a normalisation agreement with Israel on 15 September 2020 which once ratified is expected to lead to the ending of all sanctions against Israel.

  • Iran
    According to reports the following are banned from Bahrain ports:
    - Iranian flagged ships
    - Ships that call directly from an Iranian port
    - Ships that have called Iran within the last 3 ports of call must first obtain authorisation from the Bahrainian authorities.

  • Qatar
    In June 2017 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed restrictions affecting amongst other things shipping, trading, and travelling in the area.

    On 5 January 2021, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, along with Egypt, signed the “Al-Ula Declaration” at the 41st GCC Summit held in the city of Al-Ula. Since the signing of the Declaration, we understand that steps have been taken to re-open land, sea and air corridors.

  • United Nations Security Council Resolutions


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