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Evaluating the market in Bahrain

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open


What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Medium Risk

Medium Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Bahrain

The political uprising in 2011 brought Bahrain’s economic activity to a standstill. Since then, economic activity remains slower than initially forecasted although its economy has seen signs of recovery following government intervention and aid from neighboring states. Bahrain remains highly dependent on oil and gas windfalls and dwindling oil and gas reserves have forced the country to diversify its economy. Both the financial and manufacturing sectors contribute to the country’s GDP with increased efforts to further diversify its economy. Canada has an established trade and investment relationship with Bahrain with potential for business opportunities across a wide range of sectors that match Canadian capabilities.
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Knowledge Based Industries
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC