Posted on October 26, 2015

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar (AmCham Qatar) and Ernst & Young, today released its inaugural report providing a barometer of U.S. business sentiment in the State of Qatar.

U.S. Business Outlook in Qatar: 2015 Report” includes a series of goal recommendations for the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Qatar, including agreeing on a list of economic issues in the near term that could immediately and favorably impact bilateral economic ties and identifying concrete steps that both sides can take over the next six months to bolster trade and investment. The issuance of the report coincides with today’s U.S.-Qatar Economic & Commercial Dialogue, which the U.S. Chamber and its partners have advocated for as a platform to ensure consistent and sustained engagement by our governments on key issues affecting bilateral trade and investment.

"We applaud the efforts of both governments in establishing this Dialogue," said Khush Choksy, Vice President for Turkey & Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Chamber. "Our intention is to release the U.S. Business Outlook in Qatar on an annual basis as a means to help inform discussion at this year’s and all future Dialogues; we believe public and private sector leaders from both nations will utilize the report to understand the opportunities and issues for American businesses in the dynamic and growing Qatari market."

The report was developed through a survey of senior business executives representing U.S. companies doing business in Qatar as well as focused interviews with a few select business leaders. The participants in the survey include small and medium-sized businesses and large corporations in a variety of sectors including services, healthcare, energy, defense and more. The full report can be read here at the U.S. Chamber website.