Newest Board Members
Mr. Alaeddine Karim
Dr. Arezou Harraf

We are excited to welcome our newest Board of Director Members, Mr. Alaeddine Karim, and Dr. Arezou Harraf, we look forward to working with them on future initiatives.
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Update From The Arab Gulf states Institute with Ambassador Silliman and Dr. Al-Shamsi

The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCK-AmCham Kuwait), in collaboration with regional partner AmCham Abu Dhabi, hosted a webinar titled "Update from the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington DC with Ambassador Silliman & Dr. Al-Shamsi" on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The webinar discussed topics such as how Gulf States are weathering the pandemic, latest updates, and future outlook.

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U.S. Embassy Virtual Town Hall

On August 25, the U.S. Embassy held a virtual town hall with Ambassador Alina Romanowski via Zoom as part of the Embassy’s outreach to U.S. citizens abroad. Ambassador Romanowski made brief remarks on the current COVID-19 situation in Kuwait and reminded U.S. citizens to register to vote in the upcoming General Election on November 3. 
KFAS Business Talk: The Changing Investment Landscape

On August 30, as part of KFAS' efforts to disseminate knowledge to help the private sector navigate during this difficult time, KFAS hosted a virtual event with the CEOs of the two leading investment management companies in Kuwait to discuss the changing investment landscape and its impact on the investment managers community in Kuwait.

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Town Hall for ABCK-AmCham Kuwait Members will take place on September 22. For more details and registration, click here!
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During his visit to Kuwait, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, was pleased to attend a virtual roundtable discussion with the Board Members of ABCK-AmCham Kuwait. Building on a strong commercial relationship between our two countries, the American business community looks forward to continue being an important trade partner to Kuwait.

Kuwait Finance Minister Forms New Kuwait Airways Board

KUWAIT, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Finance signed a resolution Thursday forming the board of Kuwait Airways for a three-year term. The Board will be chaired by Captain Ali Al-Dakhan, and consists of Faisal Al-Ghareeb, Adel AlYousefi, Ahmad Al-Ibrahim, Khaled Al-Suwaifan, Khaled Al-Mutairi and Adel Al-Sane.

CTC Outlines Procedures and Rules for General Contractors

The Central Tenders Committee (CTC) announced a reorganization of the rules, procedures and criteria for classifying general contractors, as part of a circular issued by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the agency Abdullah Saud Al-Abdulrazzaq, and will be implemented from the date of its publication in the official gazette (Kuwait Today).

Voting In 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. Please visit The Federal Voting Assistance Program website to learn more.  

50,000 Spouses to Get Catch-up Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will soon send catch-up Economic Impact Payment checks to about 50,000 individuals whose portion of the EIP was diverted to pay their spouse's past-due child support. These catch-up payments are due to be issued in early-to-mid-September. They will be mailed as checks to any eligible spouse who submitted Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 federal income tax return, or in some cases, their 2018 return. 

Middle Market Business Index Shows Long-Term Economic Impact of COVID-19

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index captures sentiment among businesses that the effects from the pandemic will not be a short-term affair. With the ongoing pandemic and recent surge in cases, the economic outlook remains bleak. A mere 27% of middle market leaders saw an improvement in the economy, and only 42% expect to see improvement in the next six months. This is a drop in confidence from the previous monthly MMBI, where 56% of executives said they expected the economy to improve in six months. 

IRS Updates Procedures for Designating Taxpayer Disputes for Litigation, Implementing Provisions of Taxpayer First Act

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a memorandum (PDF) that provides interim guidance to the agency's compliance staff on requests to designate issues for litigation.
Designation of issues for litigation, a decision that is made with the Office of Chief Counsel, limits a taxpayer's opportunity to administratively resolve their case with the IRS Independent Office of Appeals. 

Cadillac Alghanim Launches Virtual Showroom In Kuwait

Cadillac Alghanim has launched a virtual showroom service for its valued customers in order to further encourage social distancing and continue to provide a premium customer experience during the current times in the country due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The new virtual service will accommodate customers to book, consult and order their luxurious Cadillac vehicle from the comfort of their own home.

Fluor’s Joint Venture Gets Final Provisional Turnover of the Facilities on Clean Fuels Mega Project in Kuwait

Fluor’s joint venture with Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries has achieved final provisional turnover of the facilities for Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) Mina Abdullah Package 2 (MAB2) Clean Fuels Project in southern Kuwait. “This significant milestone marks the completion and successful handover of MAB2 facilities to KNPC,” said Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s global Energy & Chemicals business.

Honeywell Builds World’s Highest Performing Quantum Computer

Honeywell team of scientists, engineers and technicians, have built what is currently the highest performing quantum computer in the world. With a quantum volume of 64, the Honeywell quantum computer is twice as powerful as the next alternative in the industry. That means it is closer to industries leveraging Honeywell solutions to solve computational problems that are impractical to solve with traditional computers.

Global fruit giant Del Monte says a combination of the digital transformation sweeping the Middle East, coupled with its might as a global brand, is helping drive e-commerce sales across the region.After launching its e-commerce site in Dubai in April, Del Monte now plans to launch in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.

Gulf Insurance Group-Kuwait: A History of Firsts and a Booming ‘GIG’ Economy for Leader in Insurance

GIG-Kuwait is the first insurance company in the region to issue various insurance policies online, and to provide online health claims approval systems and services for the sale and renewal of policies through smartphone apps (iOS and Android). GIG-Kuwait offers a variety of products and services for various types of conventional insurance: automotive, marine, property, medical, life, travel and casualty.

Kuwait-Based Equate's Oyster Creek Project Wins Top Global Honors

Kuwait-based Equate Group said one of its key developments, MEGlobal BookraMEG Oyster Creek, has been named the 2020 Best Project in the Industrial/Energy category by ENR Texas & Louisiana. The project is a world-scale 750,000 metric-ton-per-annum monoethylene glycol (MEG) and di-ethylene glycol facility (DEG) being built by MEGlobal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equate at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas.

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Small Enterprise (SE) Membership Category
We are very pleased to offer the Small Enterprise Membership (SE) category! SE Membership category aims to support start-ups and small businesses with a start-up capital of less than 25,000 K.D. and 1 to 4 Kuwaiti employees. 

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