Qatar Chamber of
Commerce & Industry
Qatar Chamber of Commerce and
Industry was established in 1963 AD and continued to work as one of the
governmental administrations until the issuance of law number 11 for 1990 AD
granting the chamber an independence from the government to become a public
Despite the Chamber’s
independence, members of the Board of Directors were appointed by virtue of
a governmental decree until the issuance of law number 11 for 1996 AD
stipulating that the choice of the Board of Directors’ members shall be made
through direct election.
In April 1998 AD, the State
of Qatar witnessed the first real democratic experience represented by the
election of the 17 members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
On the fifth of May 2002 AD,
the elections of the second session of the Chamber’s Board of Directors were
held resulting in the election of a Board of Directors chaired by Mr.
Muhammad Bin Khaled Al Manee.
On the fifteenth of May 2006
AD, the elections of the third session were held resulting in the election
of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassem Bin Muhammad Al Thani, President of the
Chamber; Mr. Abdel Aziz Al Amada, Vice President and Mr. Muhammad Bin Tawwar,
Honorary Secretary of the Fund.
At the end of May 2010, the
elections of the fourth session were held and the actual Board of Directors
Objectives of the Chamber
According to article 1 of law number 11 for 1990 AD, the Chamber aims to
organize, represent and defend the commercial, industrial and agricultural
interests; to work to promote them; to support and develop the economy and
productivity authorities for the good of the country in general and the
benefits of its members in particular.
Therefore, the Chamber’s role
was defined through the objectives set by the law as follows:
Organize the commercial,
industrial and agricultural interests
Represent and defend the
Qatari private sector
Promote and support the
economy and productivity authorities In order for the Chamber to achieve
its role, it was necessary that its competences, set by the law, enable
it to do so; however, the Chamber continued to work as a consultancy
party and its opinion was even disregarded.
Defined as follows:
Provide the government
with the required data, information and opinions related to the
commercial, industrial and agricultural issues.
Express opinion – in an
advisory capacity – with respect to the establishment of stock
exchanges; commercial, industrial and agricultural markets and fairs as
well as the granting of franchising related to public utilities.
Provide ministries and
competent authorities with proposals concerning: commercial laws and
regulations, customs tariff and any other issue in connection with the
commerce and industry progress.
fairs; commercial and industrial markets; schools and institutes.
Arbitrate in disputes
referred to it according to the stakeholders’ agreement.
Adopt data and documents
of individuals and commercial companies when applying for the commercial
registration, renewing or amending it.
and Policies of the Board of Directors
• The precious guidance of
His Highness Sheikh / Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani – the Emir –formed the
basis on which the Board of Directors started to develop the Chamber’s
performance. Accordingly, the main determinants of the Board of Directors
policy are as follows:
between the Chamber and its members
relationships and communication channels between the Chamber and its
members 3) Restructure the Chamber and create new departments and
administrations to accommodate the future aspirations and plans
Organize the commercial
and economic interests of the private sector
Represent the Qatari
Work to promote and
develop the Qatari private sector
Support and develop the
private sector and consolidate its relation with the foreign world. For more information about Qatar Chamber of
Commerce & Industry, please contact:
of Commerce & Industry
P.O. Box: 402, Doha
Tel : +974 - 44559111
Fax: +974 - 44661693/7
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager: Mr. Reemi Rohani
Coordinator: Mr. Imad El-Din Mousa (IT Dept.)