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U.S. and Bahrain sign MOU on trade in agriculture products

Staff Writer |
The U.S. and Bahrain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Trade in Food and Agriculture Products, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced.

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According to the statement, the MOU "supports certainty and enhanced cooperation on requirements for US exports of food and agriculture products to Bahrain, and enables more opportunities for the United States and Bahrain to continue joint efforts to facilitate bilateral trade in food and agriculture products."

The MOU also provides that Bahrain "will continue to accept existing US export certifications for food and agricultural products.

"It also provides for consultations to address potential new requirements and to increase certainty in the supply of food and agricultural products from the United Stated to Bahrain," the statement noted. U.S. agricultural and fishery exports to Bahrain in 2017 totaled $76 million dollars. In total goods, the U.S. exported $907 million and imported $996 million in 2017.

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