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Bahrain – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Bahrain whether by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The general rate of customs duty is 5% of the value in cost,
insurance, and freight (CIF) except for alcoholic beverages
(125%) and cigarettes (100%). There are no taxes in Bahrain on income, sales, transfer,
capital gains or estates, unless a company is involved in
operations within the oil and gas sector. Moreover, there
is currently no VAT system in Bahrain. However, the GCC
States, including Bahrain, have been studying the potential
implementation of a VAT system for some time now.

The valuation method is CIF.

Below table provide the Duty and Sales tax for Bahrain:

Duty Rates Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
only duty on imports 0% or No sales tax All imports are subjected to duty