Kuwait’s major exports include chemical products, crude oil, fuel, miscellaneous manufactured goods, petroleum products and synthetic lubricants, while the major
imports include animals, chemical products, construction equipment, food ingredients, machinery, miscellaneous manufactured goods, textiles and knitwear and transport equipment.
There is no exchange control and residents and non-residents may freely purchase and sell foreign currencies in Kuwait. Imports from any permitted source may be paid freely.
Licences are issued freely (except for wheat and flour) to registered Kuwait companies and there are no free ports or free trade zones. Kuwait’s parliament has passed a bill to establish a free trade zone at Shuwaikh Port.