The recent legislation and economic laws issued by Qatar in recent years helped in encouraging entrepreneurship and stimulating local and international investments, promoting investment opportunities and conducting studies for industrial projects. 

This statement was made by Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali Al Thani, Board Member for International Relations of the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA).

Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali Al Thani
Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali Al Thani

Sheikh Al Thani was speaking at the 16th edition of the Dublin Forum for the Settlement of International Commercial Disputes, which was held via video conference recently, organised by the British Royal Institute of Certified Arbitrators.

Sheikh Al Thani said that the country, through QICCA under Qatar Chamber, is keen to spread the culture of arbitration and expand the use of arbitration as an alternative means for resolving commercial disputes. The centre already held a series of international events and conferences and also organised a number of seminars specialized in researching alternative means of resolving disputes.

The annual forum is held to discuss issues related to international commercial arbitration, dispute settlement, mediation, etc, and a large group of speakers and experts from different countries of the world participate in it.

International and regional issues affecting the practice of international arbitration and dispute resolution were reviewed during the discussions.

Review of ‘obstacles’ facing the gold and jewellery sector

Qatar Chamber board member and Chairman of the Gold and Jewellery Committee Naser bin Suleiman Al Haider presided over the committee’s second meeting, where they discussed the most prominent obstacles facing the gold and jewellery sector, including the proposals they received following the results of a survey that was conducted by the chamber’s Committees & Business Councils Department last month.

Qatar Chamber Gold and Jewellery committee meeting
Qatar Chamber Gold and Jewellery Committee meeting

The committee further discussed the priority topics that will be addressed in the coming period, in addition to the appropriate mechanisms to deal with them.

The committee members agreed to prepare for a joint meeting with representatives of relevant bodies to review the committee’s views and ways of removing the obstacles facing the sector.

The committee continues to receive observations on any obstacles facing the sector through the Committees & Business Councils Department.

The Gold and Jewellery Committee was recently formed to address and discuss the issues and obstacles facing the industry, as well as work to develop the sector as it is considered one of the most important economic sectors in Qatar.

The gold sector comprises three main branches: gold trade, jewellery trade and gold and jewellery factories.

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