Introduction from Emad Turkman MBE, Chairman of the Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF)
Welcome to the Doing Business in Qatar Guide, which provides a valuable insight into how your company can benefit from the rapidly developing Qatar economy. As one of the world’s largest producers of liquid natural gas and one of the highest GDP per capita figures worldwide, Qatar is a destination for export where quality is valued and where relationships matter. It may take time to build your market in Qatar, but it is certainly worth doing so. With a strong historical relationship of bilateral trade and investment ties with the UK, the Qatar market provides a superb destination for UK companies looking to expand into the Middle East market.
Despite the ongoing blockade imposed against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, Qatar continues in its progress to “Deliver Amazing” at the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and achieve its National Vision 2030. Now is the time that UK companies and exporters can benefit from the recent shift in supply chain and political dynamics and continue to support Qatar going forward.
The Qatar British Business Forum was established in 1992 to promote trade between the United Kingdom and Qatar, two countries with strong historical ties. It is a flourishing, socially active organisation representing a broad membership base across all industry sectors. Above all, its role is to assist existing UK businesses and focus on new commercial opportunities through regular meetings and events that facilitate a purposeful exchange of views, opinions and experiences.
QBBF maintains strong links with the British Embassy in Doha and confers regularly with the Department for International Trade, which offers assistance in providing contacts and support to trade missions, important business people and other officials visiting Qatar in order to promote proactive joint economic relations.
Emad Turkman MBE
Chairman, Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF)
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