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Here comes yet another happy news for Bahraini SMEs keen on expanding their footprint globally. Export Bahrain, the aptly titled export-oriented flagship program by the SME Development Board’, has announced a new strategic tie with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bahrain (FCCIB).

The aim of this new partnership is to facilitate new avenues for Bahraini SMEs to export their products and services to the French market.

The scope of the MoU signed between the two entities will be industry-agnostic, meaning SMEs from virtually any sector or niche can opt to be a part of this export initiative. 

Dr. Nasser Ali Qaedi, Chief Executive of Export Bahrain, said at the time of signing the MoU: “This agreement is an opportunity to allow more exporters to discover new markets and our mission in Export Bahrain is to facilitate their export journey across a variety of sectors, this collaboration will add great value to exporters to access the French market.”

His counterpart representing the FCCIB, Jean Christophe Durand, chipped in by saying: “Seeing the similarities between the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bahrain and Export Bahrain’s core mission, which consists in assisting and guiding SME’s in their project of developing their business and activities abroad, it is no doubt that these values would bring us closer giving birth to this milestone partnership.”

Worth mentioning here is that just last week, Export Bahrain announced its first annual figures. As StartupBahrain has previously covered, the program has empowered more than 30 SMEs from the Kingdom to reach 25 major international markets worldwide in the past 12 months.