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  • Imports from Kuwait A$417 million
  • Exports to Kuwait A$604 million
  • Capital Kuwait
  • Official Language Arabic
  • Area 18,000 sq km
  • Population 3.9 million


Australia Unlimited MENA 2015 Trade Mission
12 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait  ,

Last updated: 4 Aug 2012

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Doing business

It is important to understand that business relationships in Kuwait are more influenced by local customs and standards of behaviour than they are in Australia. Face-to-face meetings are very important and building personal relationships play a large role in achieving success.

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Kuwait has a small, relatively open economy dominated by the oil industry and government sector.
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    Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government.
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    The trade relationship is substantial, with strong potential for further expansion in commodities and manufactures, services and investment.
    » read more at DFAT

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