Posted on June 12, 2017

The Qatar Chamber (QC) held an emergency meeting of its Board of Directors under the chairmanship of Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani  and affirmed that the Qatari economy will be able to overcome the siege some of its neighbouring countries. The board assured Chamber's commitment to support the Qatari leadership. QC said that it is working hard to make available goods whether foodstuffs, building materials or basic materials for all citizens and residents.

QC Board of Directors expressed its deep regret about the decision of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar and close the land, sea and air borders. QC Board of Directors approved the formation of a coordinating committee comprising a number of its members to identify all the obstacles facing businessmen and traders during the process of importing goods from overseas. The committee will be a link between businessmen and the competent committee in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in order to resolve any obstacles in the process of importing goods of all kinds.

The Committee's hotline number is: 33217886 (Yahia) and 55305515 (Ahmed) and emails can be sent to and Members of the Qatar Development Bank are among members of the Committee's, which aims to receive the comments and complaints of businessmen and traders and submit them to the competent committee at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. The Coordination Committee meets continuously and follows up complaints with the concerned authorities in order to ensure the smooth flow of goods into the Qatari market without any obstacles.

A source in Qatar Chamber said that the chamber will hold a meeting on Sunday, which will bring together all food importing companies, the emergency committee along with a number of concerned bodies such as Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani) and Qatar Airways. The meeting will discuss all obstacles these companies are facing and ways to solve them. The Qatar Chamber will also hold a meeting of companies importing primary materials tomorrow in the presence of Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) in order to get acquainted with the process of importing these goods, problems and challenges companies might face and how to solve them.

source: The Peninsula