The Kingdom of Bahrain
Accepts ATA Carnets for Exhibitions and Fairs
Bahrain will join the ATA Carnet system on June 1, 2014. Click here for our Press Release.

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
P.O. Box 248
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: (+973)17380 / 17380 02
Fax: (+973)17380 123/17380 121/17380 130
Email: Mr. Fahad Abdulaziz Al Shaer:
Email: Mr. Mohamed Abdulwahab Al Amer:

Bahrain Embassy in the U.S.
Bahrain Embassy-Washington, D.C. 
3502 International Drive NW

Washington, D.C. 20008 USA
Tel: (202)342-1111
Fax: (202)362-2192

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance
Bahrain Country Portal 

Download the Bahrain Country Guide

Bahrain's ATA Carnet Specifics

ATA Carnets are accepted for exhibitions and fairs and are restricted to a six month period per entry. The ATA Carnet shipment must be re-exported within the six months from the date of importation. If you require your goods to remain in Bahrain longer than the six-month period, you need to obtain approval:

1. From the Customs office of import;
2. Before the six-month period has expired.

Failing such approval within the due period, duties, taxes and penalties would become payable.

Bahrain does not allow partial or split shipments.

Customs office hours at Bahrain airport:
Saturday - Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm. Holders traveling by plane should plan accordingly.

For goods that are not re-exported, penalties may reach a maximum of three times the value of the goods. 

All ATA Carnet goods not being re-exported timely must advise the authorities in advance. Ensure to note the ATA Carnet number in the correspondence:
Ministry of Interior - Customs Affairs
P.O. Box: 15, Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: (+973)17359797
Fax: (+973)1 7359748

For a list of all ATA Carnet countries click here