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Doing business in Kuwait

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Kuwait.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Kuwait
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Kuwait company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Kuwait Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Kuwait
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in 2012

Exporting

On our Exporting to Kuwait page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce
To promote best practice, trade and investment.

British Business Forum Kuwait
Membership organisation aiming to sustain and develop good Kuwaiti-British business relationships.

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
UK-based organisation supporting economic activity and trade between the UK and Arab League countries.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Kuwait

Articles and books in the Library collection

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