Import export license in Qatar

Get Your Import-Export License in Qatar with Us

by Sweta Bose 27, Jul 2023

An Import-Export License in Qatar provides a gateway to your business; hence it needs to be acquired by an entrepreneur who wishes to start an import-export company in the country.

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Take Note of Some Essentials

You need to obtain a Letter of Credit (L/C), which is the most common instrument to control imports and exports. Also, commercial registration is necessary with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.

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How to Set Up an Import-Export Business in Qatar?

To obtain your company license and proceed with your business setup in Qatar, the essential steps below must be followed.

  • Select an Appropriate Business Jurisdiction

The decision of whether to set up your company on the mainland or the free zones depends on your capital, preferences, and various other requirements.

  • Choose a Suitable Corporate Structure

Select a business entity from the following according to your business requirements. Our experts can guide you through the entire process.

  • Branch of a foreign company
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Sole Proprietorship Company (SPC)
  • Public Shareholding Company
  • Simple Partnership Company
  • Holding Company
  • Representative Trade Office (RTO).
  • Decide on a ‘Trade’ Name and Prepare the Company Papers

Select a ‘trade’ name following the Qatar government guidelines and prepare the other necessary documentation to apply for your license.

  • Apply for an Establishment Card

Following the receipt of the business license, the company can apply to the Ministry of the Interior for a computer card or an establishment card. This is an important step in the process of registering a business in Qatar.

  • Pay the Fees and Get Your Company License

Acquire your company license from the respective government authority after the payment.

  • Obtain a TIN and a Corporate Seal

Register your business with the Public Revenue and Tax Authority in order to obtain a tax identification number (TIN). Finally, obtain an official corporate seal.

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Why Start an Import-Export Company in Qatar?

Whether you start a mainland company or a Qatar-free zone company formation, you can avail of various benefits provided by the government.

  • Taxation

There is no income tax in Qatar.

  • Economic Zones

There are several free zones that offer numerous company setup benefits for foreign business owners.

  • Ownership

Foreign business persons can possess 100% ownership of their companies.

  • Business-Friendly Laws

The government provides various incentives for ex-pat business owners, therefore making company formation favorable.

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Choose Us to Acquire Your Import-Export License in Qatar

Our company formation specialists provide customized packages according to your requirements and provide assistance in making a strategic business plan. Our professional business setup experts are well-versed in the local laws of Qatar.

Get a free consultation today and initiate your company incorporation procedure.

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Are there any tax benefits in Qatar?

Companies based in Qatar are exempt from income tax.

What is the minimum no. of partners required for an LLC?

A minimum of two partners are required.

What are the permitted business entities in Qatar?

Some of the permitted corporate entities are as follows: Branch of a foreign company, LLC, Sole Proprietorship Company (SPC), Public Shareholding Company, Simple Partnership Company, Holding Company, Representative Trade Office (RTO), etc.

Is it mandatory for a Qatar mainland business to have an office space?