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Know your Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)

Minister: H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Qassim Al-Abdullah Al-Thani

It is responsible for overseeing commercial and industrial activities for the State of Qatar, directing these activities in accordance with the requirements of national development.

  • Implementing policies related to commercial registrations, trade agents, and commercial entities in Qatar.

  • Market monitoring and regulation of the private sector.

  • Management and oversight of the Commercial Registry and Trade Agents Register.

  • Reviewing commercial license applications.

  • Keeping a record of economic, professional, and commercial craftsmanship activities.

  • Issuing commercial licenses.

  • Verifying Qatari, GCC, Arab and international food and fodder certificates.

  • Reviewing Trade Agency contracts to ensure they meet standards.

  • Developing and implementing terms and conditions related to the principle of reciprocity for countries exporting goods and commodities that have approved local agents.

  • Processing new sales promotion applications and monitoring retail outlets that have been granted permission to carry out prize draws and distribution of gifts.


+974 4487 0912 / 7022 0052

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