Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international agreements that encourage trade in imports and exports between countries. In general, free trade agreements remove barriers between countries, so that participants can comply with agreed laws and be treated as foreign citizens in trade transactions. The agreement provides specific rules of origin for both imports and exports. In order to ensure the quality of educational services provided by international schools and to improve the accountability of schools, the applicant, with empty spaces and/or green spaces for international school development (“CAS”) as part of the school allocation exercise, must enter into a service agreement (“SA”) with the government. The SA regulates, among other things, compliance with the DETAILed CAS proposal in the management and management of the international school, the school development plan, the education regulation, the education regulation, the specific conditions for this CAS, other related legislation and other requirements set from time to time by the government and the implementation of education policies applicable to international schools. The initial duration of an SA is 10 years, subject to an extension to five consecutive years, at the sole discretion of the government. Manufacturing companies can face big challenges with finance and logistics, but Bahrain is making the decision easier. Bahraini companies benefit not only from international trade agreements, but also from lower costs, a strategic site, a highly skilled workforce and world-class infrastructure, with favourable tax regimes in areas such as the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP). As most EWB parents, teachers and staff are well aware, the ISF Academy works under a service agreement between the Independent Schools Foundation (our School Sponsoring Body or SSB) and the Hong Kong Government`s Office of Education (EDB). The agreement, which had an initial ten-year term, set out, under general conditions, the conditions under which the ISF Academy was active at its Kong Sin Wan Road site. After a one-year consultation period with the EDB, I am pleased to announce to the ISP community that a second service agreement has been signed and implemented. The second agreement is valid for a period of five years, the standard duration that is now adopted by the EDB for such agreements; We will endeavour to renew this agreement in February 2020. The free trade agreement between the GCC and EFTA states was signed in June 2009 and includes 93 articles and 16 annexes on merchandise trade, trade in services, competition and more.