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Doing business in Qatar

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Qatar.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Qatar
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Qatar company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Quatar
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism and security, organised crime and intellectual property.

Doing Business in Qatar
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in September 2015.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Qatar page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Forums and support networks

Qatar Chamber of Commerce
To promote best practice, trade and investment.

Qatar British Business Forum
Forum for business people which aims to promote trade between the United Kingdom and Qatar.

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
UK-based organisation supporting economic activity and trade between the UK and Arab League countries.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Qatar

Articles and books in the Library collection

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