The platform is accessible via Export Bahrain’s website export.bh and will provide Bahraini exporters with trade and market intelligence of over 220 countries and territories and 5,300 products in a relevant and efficient manner. The purpose of this is to allow Bahraini exporters to identify and capture international trade opportunities based on indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors from both a product and country perspective.
The announcement was made yesterday during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) Bahrain 2019, which is being hosted in the Kingdom. The annual GEC is being organised in Bahrain by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in cooperation with Tamkeen bringing together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and economic policymakers from more than 170 countries.
The platform stems from Export Bahrain’s aim to support and grow local exports, encourage international exporting and ensure that Bahraini companies keep pace with the international market’s products and services. The “Trade Map” platform aims to provide a comprehensive market data overview for exporters by providing monthly, quarterly and yearly trade statistics and figures, value of product units and competition in target markets amongst other features.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Chief Executive of Export Bahrain, said: “This collaboration between Export Bahrain and the International Trade Centre aims to provide innovative and technical solutions to enable Bahraini exporters to identify and capitalize on international trade opportunities and operate on a global scale. As such, the “Trade Map” platform was developed after thorough study with the objective of guiding exporters through the use of actual data and statistics.” Qaedi added that the announcement of the “Trade Map” platform at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress reflects the success of Export Bahrain in fostering and supporting the export sector by providing modern and innovative solutions.
Export Bahrain works with a variety of local and international partners to provide exporters with promising opportunities in international trade and actively reduce barriers to access world markets. Export Bahrain is one of the most prominent projects launched in November of 2018 that supports the private sector. Export Bahrain aims to promote Bahraini exports and support the Kingdom’s position as a global trading partner by providing value-add services for the development of the exports industry.