Business Reforms in Bahrain
= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. = Change making it more difficult to do business.
Paying Taxes: Bahrain made paying taxes more complicated by introducing a new health care contribution borne by the employer.
Starting a Business: Bahrain made starting a business easier by reducing the minimum capital requirement.
Getting Credit: Bahrain improved access to credit information by guaranteeing by law borrowers’ right to inspect their own data.
Trading across Borders: Bahrain made exporting easier by improving infrastructure and streamlining procedures at the King Fahad Causeway.
Registering Property: Bahrain made registering property easier by reducing the registration fee.
Getting Credit: Bahrain improved access to credit information by approving the credit bureau’s collection of data on firms.
Starting a Business: Bahrain made starting a business more expensive by increasing the cost of the business registration certificate.
Getting Credit: Bahrain improved access to credit information by starting to collect payment information from retailers.
Labor Market Regulation: Bahrain reduced the maximum cumulative duration of fixed-term contracts, made third-party notification mandatory for redundancy dismissals and increased paid annual leave.
Registering Property: Bahrain made registering property more burdensome by increasing the fees at the Survey and Land Registration Bureau.
Trading across Borders: Bahrain made it easier to trade by building a modern new port, improving the electronic data interchange system and introducing risk-based inspections.
Dealing with Construction Permits: Bahrain made dealing with construction permits easier by further consolidating preliminary approvals for building permits in the one-stop shop and reducing the time needed to obtain a building permit.