Cyber Psychology

The American Business Council Kuwait- AmCham Kuwait (ABCK), in collaboration with (ISC)² Kuwait Chapter, hosted a webinar on the topic of Cyber Psychology on Thursday May 7. The webinar was presented by Dana Winner, Msc. Cybersecurity Policy, and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM).

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Crisis Management for Leaders, Organizations, and Individuals

On May 10, The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCK) hosted a webinar titled: Crisis Management for Leaders, Organizations, and Individuals. Over 70 people from Kuwait and the U.S. tuned into the virtual session which focused on the process of managing disruptive and unexpected events and the best practices to adapt to such events. The webinar was presented by Mr. Frank Belonus, President and CEO of Falcon Desert International (FDI), and Chairman of ABCK.

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Doing Business with the U.S. Government

The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCK) partnered with AmCham Bahrain to host a webinar on Doing Business with the U.S. Government on May 18. The webinar was presented by Michael Sedge, president of The Sedge Group, LLC and the Michael-Bruno Group of Companies. Sedge is a global expert with extensive years of experience on working with the U.S. Government.   

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COVID19, A Stress Test for the Supply Chains

On May 28, The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCK) hosted a webinar titled: COVID 19, a Stress Test for The Supply Chains. The webinar was presented by Mr. Filip Björklund , Managing Director of Gulf Agency Company Kuwait (GAC), and was focused on Covid-19's impact on Kuwait's Supply Chain.

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GCC-wide WebEx with EXIM and BCIU on "EXIM COVID-19 Emergency Measures for U.S. Companies. F or more details or to register, please email communications@abckw.org
Kuwait will not extend its 24-hour curfew beyond May 30, the interior minister announced at a press conference. Instead Kuwait will replace the complete lockdown with a partial curfew as of May 31, and implement a five-stage plan for public life to return to normal gradually.



How Covid-19 is Honing Kuwait’s Focus on Food Security

On April 17, the GCC adopted a Kuwaiti proposal to create a joint food supply network across the bloc.

Triggered by concerns about Covid-19-related disruptions to trade, the countries agreed to set up special arrangements at border control and Customs posts, in order to facilitate the movement of basic food and medical supplies within the six-member alliance.




Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies Expands

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide the Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Policies to assist the community in staying informed of the ever-changing regulatory landscape in response to this pandemic. From member feedback on what additional information would be helpful, the dashboard has grown to include 60 countries as well as additional fields of information.

U.S. Chamber Launches Website for World Trade Month

WASHINGTON, DC-The United States Chamber of Commerce today launched a Web site to highlight the importance of trade to businesses and the U.S. economy as the Chamber joins a number of organizations to commemorate May as World Trade Month.

IRS announces Form 1040-X electronic filing options coming this summer; major milestone reached for electronic returns.

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their  Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return , electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. When the electronic filing option becomes available, only tax year 2019 Forms 1040 and 1040-SR returns can be amended electronically.

Economic Impact Payments Updates

WASHINGTON – As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from "Money Network Cardholder Services."Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check. The determination of which taxpayers received a debit card was made by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, a part of the Treasury Department that works with the IRS to handle distribution of the payments.

Kuwaiti Researchers Develop New COVID-19 PCR Test

A Kuwaiti research team has successfully developed a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test solution for the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The new test has excellent and accurate diagnostic results and proves another achievement and a milestone by Kuwaitis, Salman Al Sabah, head of Surgical Department at Jaber Al Ahmad Hospital told KUNA.

Kuwait- MoH launches drive-thru coronavirus testing site

The Ministry of Health inaugurated late Saturday a drive-through novel coronavirus testing center at Jazeera Airways Park & Fly facility at the Kuwait International Airport.
The center will help increase the number of tests carried out by the ministry to discover unreported infection cases, Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah told reporters during the inauguration ceremony.

Kuwait Plans to Build New industrial Southern Port

The Kuwait Port Authority (KPA) and the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lay the cornerstone for the study, design, and construction of an industrial port at the south of Kuwait, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Kuwait Grants Expats Three Month Visa Extension

Expats whose visas will expire by the end of this month will be given a three-month free extension, from June 1 until August 31, Kuwait media reported. The extension will only apply to individuals whose visas will expire by end of May and are still in Kuwait.

State Dept OKs $1.42B in PAC-3 MSE Missile, Repair, Sustainment Requests From Kuwait

The State Department has cleared Kuwait’s request to buy Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancements, program sustainment support and repair services under three foreign military sales agreements worth $1.42B combined. Raytheon Technologies 
will serve as a principal contractors in this deal, which also covers U.S. government and contractor engineering, spare and repair parts and organizational equipment.

Industrial Cleaning Market to Set Amazing Growth; Fluor a Key Player of

 Fluor, was one of the key companies featured in a new professional intelligent report published by Data Bridge Market Research. The report showed that Global Industrial Cleaning Market in refineries is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 2.31 billion in 2018 to an estimated value of USD 3.42 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.04% in the forecast period of 2019-2026.

KGL Distributes 6000 meals around Kuwait during Ramandan

KGL group of companies harnesses its equipment to undo the front lines in the fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in the country, as part of its initiatives to support the security system in the Ministry of Interior to serve the nation and citizens. KGL has donated 6000 breakfast meals to people in need, essential workers, and hospitals during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Zain partners Mentor Arabia Foundation to launch #StayZain campaign

Zain Group has teamed up with the Mentor Arabia Foundation, to launch a social media campaign, entitled #StayZain. The regional campaign offers tips for parents, children and youth to maintain good mental and physical health, to reduce anxiety and depression, to motivate them to think positively and to avoid negative behaviour during and after COVID-19 quarantine period.   
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