Qatar Chamber discusses challenges facing private sector


Qatar Chamber board member Ali Abdul Latif Al Misnad has said that the chamber is committed to providing all possible support for the private sector in order to do its expected role in the economic boom to achieve the National Vision 2030.

He was addressing a seminar hosted by the Chamber in the presence of officials from four ministries including ministry of economy and commerce, ministry of interior, ministry of transport and communication and ministry of administrative development, labour and social affairs.

The seminar titled “Challenges in services provided by government bodies to the privates sector” was attended by a large number of businessmen and representatives of local companies.

Officials from the Qatar Ports Management Company “Mwani” were also present.

The seminar focused on five issues including the extension of renewing the commercial registration to five years and unifying expiry dates of all documents in one fixed date, high fees of separating the branch from the mother company, the ban imposed on companies violating regulations and laws.

It also discussed challenges in transport and freight sector, as well as the approval of competent bodies to transfer the employee from one company to another without obtaining approval from the first company.

With regard to ban on companies, director of Labour Inspection Department at the  Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Mohamed Ali Al Meer said that the objective of banning companies which violate the labour regulations is to give them a chance to solve all problems facing them not to punish them.

He noted that this ban is electronically implemented in accordance with legal procedures.

Al Meer called upon all companies to abide by the WPS to avoid being banned.

Regarding extending the renewal of commercial registration to five years, Ayed Manahi Al Qahtani, director of Commercial Registration and Licensing at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, said that the issue is currently being examined at the Consultative Council.

On his part, Jabor Al Sulaiti,  Strategy & Business Development Manager at Qatar Ports Management Company- Mwani, said that all obstacles facing maritime transport are solved and new routes were inaugurated against the backdrop of the unjust blockade imposed on the country.

Al Sulaiti noted that shipping fees are maintained according to world standards, affirming that it is important to put into account the high prices of insurance and the length of marine trip.

He pointed out that services and handling fees have been decreased by 50 percent of the applicable fees at Al Ruwais Port  further to Emiri directives in support for the private sector.

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