The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has reduced its service fees for the commercial, industrial, business development, and consumer protection sectors, down by up to 90% on some services.

According to MOCI, this aims to support Qatar’s economic growth, encouraging national and foreign projects, and creating an attractive commercial environment for investment in the country.

The Ministerial Resolution No. (60) for the year 2024 issued by HE Minister of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al-Thani comes into effect on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette.

HE said that these reductions come in the context of the Ministry’s strategy to enhance the investment environment and develop the commercial, industrial, and business development sectors in Qatar, in line with the goals of the Third National Development Strategy 2024-2030, of achieving sustainable economic growth, economic diversification, and developing the business environment in pursuit of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The new measures will support national projects, entrepreneurs, and companies, enabling investors to access quality services at reduced fees, enhancing competitiveness, and encouraging innovation and expansion.

HE the Minister said these changes will attract more foreign investments and boost the private sector’s role in achieving economic diversification and sustainable development. He also emphasised the Ministry’s efforts to provide an ideal and flexible experience for local and foreign investors, reinforcing Qatar’s position as an attractive investment destination.

The Ministry determined reduced fees for services after a thorough study of business environment requirements and investor needs. The reduced fees include services for Commercial Registration, Commercial Permits, Commercial Agents Registry, Company Services, Consultancy Services, Auditors, Quality Licenses, Patent Services, Protection of Designs and Industrial Models, and Industrial Development.

The resolution is expected to positively impact company setup services, commercial registration issuance, and commercial premises licensing, with new registration and permit issuance fees set at only QAR 500 to encourage new projects and businesses in Qatar.

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