Bid to protect local industry

Manama: Moves to protect national industries and domestic products from harmful international trade practices were yesterday outlined.

The drive was announced during the weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired remotely by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, attended.

Measures will be taken against practices like dumping which harms domestic industries and products.


In this regard, it was decided to enforce the GCC’s unified anti-dumping law and its compensatory and preventive measures and executive regulations.

The anti-dumping and countervailing measures and safeguards aim to support national industries and mitigate economic injury.

The ministerial committee for legal and legislative affairs was tasked to take necessary measures, based on a memo submitted by the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry.


A plan to fast-track work on improving the environment in Tubli Bay and Ma’ameer was referred to the Executive Committee, chaired by the Crown Prince.

The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister outlined a scheme to tackle the causes of Tubli Bay pollution, due to the water treatment plant.

Specialised firms would also be hired to clean Tubli Bay from pollutants.


The session followed up on initiatives and solutions aimed at ensuring compliance with terms regulating labour camps.

It discussed a plan to better enforce a ministerial edict on labour camps and grant the Labour and Social Development Ministry more prerogatives to act.

A memo submitted in this regard by the ministry was referred to the task force in charge of studying precautionary measures to contain Covid-19 pandemic.

The panel was assigned to study the memo and submit proposals to the co-ordination committee.




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