Bahrain: more new taxes…

AMENDMENT – Please note this information is incorrect – the charges were raised in January 2017 and not – as stated below – for November 2018. We apologize for the error.

Courier and shipping companies in Bahrain are informing their customers that based on Postal Law (49) and its Executive Regulations by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, as from 1st November 2018 (incorrect date – actual date January 2017. See above) an extra charge of 5%  will be applied on all domestic shipping rates and an extra 10% on all international shipping rates for export shipments form 0.25kg up to 30kg. These extra charges will be added to invoices under “Postal Tax”.