BAHRAIN: US Garment Export Duties Lifted Amid Industry Crisis
Government officials in Bahrain have removed export duties from garment exports to the US in a bid to protect thousands of jobs following a major slump in sales and massive rise in labour costs. The move follows the recent closure of two factories in an industry that employs around 3,000 people and has had to endure the double impact of a 30 per cent slide in sales with a 50 per cent hike in wage costs.
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