Established in 1963 by virtue of 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.
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 in order 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 programmes 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 so as 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 advise 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 in order 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.
- General Assembly
- Board of Directors
- Executive Office