Established in 1963 by the Law No (4), Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) is one of the oldest chambers in the GCC countries. Its main role is to organise business interests and represent the Qatari private sector locally and globally as well as support the country’s economic actors and productivity.
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on 29th Nov 2017 issued law no 23 of 2017 which amends some provisions of the Law No 11 of 1990 on the establishment of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- To achieve an international leadership among the world chambers of commerce in the frame of Qatar National Vision 2030.
- To be the focal point for all world institutions and bodies for any information and data about Qatar’s business community and how to do business in one of the most dynamic economies in the world.
To better represent, support and protect the business community in Qatar by providing high quality services to its members and highlighting the business opportunities available in all sectors and industries in Qatar.
- Regulate, represent, defend and promote the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests.
- Support and develop Qatar’s economy and productivity for the advantage of the country in general and the interests of its member companies.
- Support and develop a sustainable business environment for local and foreign businesses.
- Develop an international trade system and enhance its cooperation relations with other chambers around the world.
- Enhance Qatar’s economy diversification strategy and attract foreign investments.
- Exert all possible efforts to enhance Qatar’s position as an international business center and an attractive investment destination.
The Chamber’s competences:
- Expressing opinions – in an advisory capacity – on establishing and developing stock exchanges; ports, markets and fairs, as well as granting franchises related to public facilities and providing opinions on laws and decrees of an economic and financial nature.
- Issuing various types of certificates of origin for exported and re-exported goods and products.
- Attesting data and documents of individuals and companies, as well as signatures, stamps, certificates and contracts and other documents related to the commercial transactions that may be needed by the members of the chamber to accomplish their transactions inside and outside the country.
- Coordinating with members and concerned authorities to enhance and promote Qatar’s economic relations, particularly by:
- Hosting visiting trade delegations and sending business trips abroad.
- Holding local and international trade fairs and exhibitions and participating therein.
- Holding, contributing to and participating in conferences, symposia, and research and training programs inside and outside the country.
- Publishing magazines, newsletters, periodicals and any other commercial and scientific publications that help in preparing trade, economic and agricultural reports and studies.
- Concluding cooperation agreements with similar unions, chambers, or bodies to enhance the cooperation and the commercial ties.
- Preparing economic researches, studies and reports on the evaluation of the various economic sectors’ performance, their orientation and development, as well as addressing the problems and difficulties they are facing.
- Compiling, classifying and publishing information and data for those who are interested in trade, industry and agriculture, as well as providing the government with all required data, information and views related to trade, industrial and agricultural issues in coordination with the competent authorities.
- Determining the commercial and industrial usages and terminology
- Providing advice to the Chamber’s members regarding legal, commercial, economic, or technical matters, supplying them with the available information and guiding them on how to follow the procedures and the means that may help them protect their rights and develop their businesses.
- Contributing to the development the administrative and technical cadres in the economy and business administration. Looking for the necessary potentials and means to fulfill this objective, as well as contributing to the establishment of institutions, or centers for commercial and technical training and providing support and assistance for those who are sent abroad for scholarships.
- Providing mechanisms of reconciliation, conciliation and arbitration to settle disputes presented by stakeholders, and mediating to settle disputes that might arise between the Chamber’s members, or between them and other parties to reach amicable settlements.
- Participating in local, regional and international events which are related to the Chamber’s competences, as well as participating in committees formed by the governmental and non-governmental bodies with the aim of studying issues that are within the Chamber’s objectives and competences, and all other issues affecting its members’ interests.
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