Qatar Chamber conducted over 59,600 electronic transactions last year
Despite the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar Chamber has continued to assist and expand the private sector and provide services to the Qatari business community, according to Qatar Chamber (QC) General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi. Last year, it processed over 59,600 electronic transactions.
In the January 2022 issue of Al Moltaqa magazine, Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi elaborated on the Chamber’s achievements, events, and activities in light of its key role in promoting the private sector and its contribution to economic activity and sustainable development in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In 2021, QC hosted a number of gatherings and forums, both in person and electronically, that drew a large number of Qatari and international business leaders. This aided the Qatari private sector in strengthening contacts with foreign peers and promoting trade with other nations.
“During the year, QC completed more than 56,902 electronic transactions and issued about 42,321 certificates of origin for exports. On the digital infrastructure front, the Chamber strengthened its digital structure and worked to add further development to the services provided to the business community to facilitate its members and its affiliated companies and institutions, as well as provide all possible means to communicate with them, and complete their transactions with ease and professionalism,”
A number of brand-new electronic services were added to QC’s website, including the creation of profiles for each company, the listing of companies in the Qatar Chamber Commercial and Industrial Directory, and the creation of a digital business platform for both Qatari and non-Qatari companies.
QC received over 40 trade and economic delegations from other nations, including delegations led by presidents, ministers, and government officials, according to Al Sharqi.
These gatherings examined ways to improve cooperation between Qatari businesspeople and their colleagues in other nations. They indicated international trust in Qatar’s economy and investment climate.
The Chamber attended around 20 events conducted outside the country last year, either in person or by video conferencing. “Through these events, QC helped in promoting the Qatari economy, the state’s investment climate and the available investment opportunities, as well as attracting more foreign investments to the national economy. Through its sectoral committees, QC reviewed issues and obstacles facing each sector and ways of solving them in cooperation with the state’s concerned bodies. It also held a number of meetings for the joint business councils to explore areas of cooperation between Qatari and foreign businessmen,” he said
“To enhance its cooperation with other institutions, the QC signed last year a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU). It signed MoU with the Tunisian Union for Industry, Commerce and Handcrafts to establish a Qatari Tunisian Joint Business Council and an agreement with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies to enhance cooperation in research and studies field in a way that benefits the private sector,” Al Sharqi added.