BIO - Connected to Business

BIO’s location offers unparalleled connectivity and access to major road, sea and air networks, making it quicker and easier to do business. Located in the newly established area of Salman Industrial City, BIO is just five minutes away from Bahrain International Airport and the new Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Sea Port in Hidd. This new port has been built to accommodate more vessels, improve productivity and support the industry with the latest innovative technology. BIO also provides direct motorway access to Saudi Arabia – the Gulf’s largest economy - via the 25 km Saudi-Bahrain Causeway which is only 20 minutes away.  A similar road is planned to connect with Qatar by 2014.

Some benefits of doing business within BIO:

  • The Middle East’s freest economy – ranked 16th worldwide
  • Zero % corporate tax, the lowest in the region and guaranteed for 10 years to aid financial planning
  • 100% Foreign Ownership.
  • A 40 year track record as the Gulf’s leading financial centre
  • World class infrastructure
  • Unrivalled access to the booming Gulf market
  • One hour’s drive from 50% of Saudi Arabia’s economy
  • Free Trade Agreement with the USA, allowing free trade at 0% tax
  • Exemption from import duties on raw materials / equipment
  • The Gulf’s lowest operating and living costs
  • Talented and well trained workforce
  • No recruitment restrictions means unlimited access to the expertise of an international human capital pool, limited for 5 years
  • Safe and secure environment to do business

Step 1
  • Zero % Corporate Tax: Specific 10 year guarantee to aid financial planning.
  • 100% foreign company ownership allowed.
  • Duty free access to all GCC markets.
  • Exemption from import duties on goods.
  • Free Trade Agreement with USA.
  • No recruitment restrictions for five years

 

Step 1
  • Close proximity to the Bahrain International Airport .
  • A few minutes away from the newly developed Khalifa Bin Salman Port.
  • Direct access to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, via the 25 Km King Fahad Causeway and and the upcoming 40 Km causeway to Qatar to be completed by 2013.

 

Services
  • Dedicated Customs Office.
  • International Park Management.
  • 24 hour security.