Council Activities and Objectives

The overall objective of the USBBC is to enhance the economic and commercial relationship between the United States and Bahrain.

Specific objectives include the following:

  • Consider the U.S. and the Bahrain policies and practices that affect the economic and commercial relationship between the United States and Bahrain. Consider Council members’ interests in increased trade and investment between the two countries and issue public statements on those policies and practices.
  • Serve as an advocate before executive and legislative branch officials  in the United States and Bahrain for Council members’ interests in liberalized trade and  investment policies, transparent, fair, and prudent regulatory practices in the two countries.
  • Inform policymakers and business leaders of the opportunities for increased bilateral trade and economic cooperation created by the 2006 U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.
  • Advise on U.S.-Bahrain economic relations based on the views of Council members to officials of the U.S. government and to state and local governments in the United States.
  • Expand business ties between the United States and Bahrain by providing opportunities for Council members to meet senior U.S. and Bahrain executives and discuss business and government policy matters of common interest.
  • Increase public understanding in the United States and Bahrain about the importance of the economic relationship between the two countries and develop support for the Council’s positions on economic policies through public meetings and the dissemination of reports and press releases.