Posted on October 03, 2019

The Cabinet approved a draft law on consumer protection. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. 

Following the meeting, the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, H E Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, stated that the Cabinet reviewed topics on its meeting’s agenda. The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry issuing the executive regulation of the Consumer Protection Law. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has prepared the draft law to replace Law No. 8 of 2008 on consumer protection and in the context of updating the legislation to keep pace with the development of economic and trade conditions and working with best international practices in this regard. 

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry issuing the executive regulation of Law No. 2 of 2019 on supporting the competitiveness of national products and combating harmful practices to them in international trade. The Cabinet also reviewed preparation of the draft decision to implement the provisions of Law No. 2 of 2019. The draft includes provisions relating to the organization of the work of the committee for the support of competitiveness of national products provided for by law, organization of the procedures for filing and deciding on a complaint, and the conditions, controls and procedures for the investigation of harmful practices in international trade and interim and final measures and price undertakings on such practices.

The Cabinet also took the necessary measures to ratify Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of the Qatari-Pakistani Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment between the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Commerce and Textiles of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and a MoU for cooperation in the fields of tourism and business activities between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It approved a draft agreement on visa exemptions for holders of diplomatic, private and official passports between the Government of Qatar and the Government of the Philippines, a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research between the Government of Qatar and the Government of Nicaragua and a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the fields of youth and sports between the Government of Qatar and the Government of Nicaragua.

The Cabinet also listened to a presentation by the President of Ashghal about the Authority’s preparations for the rainy season. 

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