The customs clearance process includes the following steps:Statistics OfficeImports and Exports Restriction OfficeAuditing the customs charges and other chargesPayment to cashier of related chargesInspection and checking of document
The importer is required to submit the Customs declaration in addition to the following documents for the importation of goods.Import Customs declaration formShipping agent delivery Order from shipping agent line to importer/consignee (with valid commercial registration)Three copies of the original invoices from the exporter addressed to the importerTwo copies of the packing list with detailed weights, packaging and goods classification for each individual item within the shipmentAn original certificate of origin from relevant chambers of commerce of country of origin of goodsA copy of the insurance policyOriginal bill of ladingImport permit/approval from relevant authority for importation of restricted goodsBank advice/guarantee (if applicable)A statistical declaration if the final destination of the goods is within GCC countries.
The following items are NOT allowed to be imported into the Kingdom of Bahrain:All types of Narcotic Drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, Hashish, Pills having drugs effects etc..)Indian Paan and DerivativesUsed and reconditioned TyresCultured PearlsAdvertisement material for all types of CigarettesRadio/ Remote controlled Model AircraftChildren’s Toy Guns capable of firing projectiles Goods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logosPrinted publications, photographs, pictures, books, magazines sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decency, or immorality.Seditious or Treasonable materialAsbestos or Items containing AsbestosRaw Ivory, Ivory articles and Rhinoceros HornLive SwineAny other items, whose importation is prohibited under Kingdom of Bahrain Customs laws, or any other laws of the country
Following items are not exported out of Bahrain:All types of Fuel and subsidized goods such as DieselAll kinds of Flour and such subsidized goodFresh chicken bearing the trade mark of “Delmon”Red Meat and such subsidized goods
The ports authority of Bahrain provides safe and efficient transportation system that ensures safe trading in the ports and improved the economic prosperity of the country. The port authority of the country is managing, exploiting and maintaining the waterways including Bahrain ports