Brunei

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About Brunei

Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It’s known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest, much of it protected within reserves.

The country is a small but wealthy economy and thrives on Crude oil and natural gas production. Brunei is the fourth-largest producer of oil in Southeast Asia

Brunei depends heavily on imports such as agricultural products, motorcars, and electrical products from other countries. Brunei’s leaders are very concerned that steadily increased integration in the world economy will undermine internal social cohesion.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionASEAN
Capital CityBandar Seri Begawan
Government TypeUnitary Islamic absolute monarchy
Official LanguagesMalay & Engllish
Currency Brunei dollar, BND Singapore dollar, SGD
Phone Code +673
Important CitiesKuala Belait, Seria, Tutong, Kapok, Bangar, Mentiri
National DayNational Day (23rd Feb)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking66 (Easy)
Primary Industriescement production, garment making, production of pre-cast concrete structures, mineral water, canned food, dairy products, and publishing and printing
Major ExportsPetroleum Gas, Crude Petroleum, Acyclic Alcohols, Aircraft Parts, Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals.
Major Exports to IndiaPlastic or Rubber, Wood, Metals, Hides and Skins, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Fuels, Raw Materials
Major ImportsRefined Petroleum, Vehicles, Aircraft Parts, Gas Turbines, Iron Pipes.
Major Imports from IndiaMachinery and Electricals, Raw Materials, Chemicals, Plastic or Rubber, Metals, Wood, Fuels, Hides and Skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaFree Trade Agreement on Goods (FTA), Bilateral Investment and Protection Agreement (BIPA), Trade and Economic Cooperation (Joint Trade Committee), Bilateral Agreement India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Economic Integration Agreement (EIA) & Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Bordering NationsMalaysia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East Asia Summit(EAS), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area(BIMP-EAGA), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Ajaneesh Kumar
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Baitussyifaa, Simpang 40-22, Jalan Sungai Akar, Bandar Seri Begawan, BC 3915, Brunei Darussalam
Email: hc.brunei@mea.gov.in
Phone: (673) 233 9947 / 233 9685
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Haji Sidek bin Ali
Honorable High Commissioner
High Commission of Brunei Darussalam
4, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057.
Email: bruneidelhi@dishnetdsl.net newdelhi.india@mfa.gov.bn
Phone: +91-11-2614 8340, 2614 8343