By many measures, Qatar remains one of the best places in the world to do business. The country’s openness to global commerce, stable financial environment, new & ongoing initiatives, and conducive commercial laws continue to make the country an attractive place for international businesses and investors.






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    Benefits of Setting Up a Company in Qatar

    Easy Filing of Corporate Tax
    No Income Tax or Social Security Deductions
    No Taxation on Exports
    Inexpensive Labor Force
    Best International Exhibitions and Conference Venues
    Excellent Infrastructure

    Additional Services Offered

    1. Company Setup
    • Local specialist advice
    • We help foreign investors to set up different types of companies in Qatar
    2. Bank Account Opening
    • Banking solutions
    • Our banking experts will help you in opening a corporate bank account
    3. Tax & Accounting Services
    • Our tax and accounting professionals will give you free consultation & high-quality services without hidden cost.
    4. Regulation and Compliance
    • With our assistance your company will always be compliant to all government regulations and remain up-to-date.

    Steps to Start a Company in Qatar

    Step-1
    Get Commercial Residence (CR)
    Step-2
    Trade Name
    Reservation
    Step-3
    Article of
    Association
    Step-4
    CR
    Issuance
    Step-5
    Trade
    License
    Step-6
    Computer
    Card

    Licensing Authorities in Qatar

    Qatar Mainland License

    Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)
    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is responsible for overseeing commercial and industrial activities for the state of Qatar, directing these activities in accordance with the requirements of national development. The Ministry’s mandate includes business development needed to attract investments and support and develop exports.
    To set up a company in the MCI requires a 51% local Qatari sponsor and mandatory office space with a flexi-desk as a minimum.
    The MCI is dedicated towards companies requiring trading activities, office space availability anywhere in Qatar, specific business activities that require external approvals (such as taxi services, as an example), organizing of work with banking & government sectors etc.

    Qatar Free Zones

    1. Qatar Financial Center
    The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, established by Law No. 7 of 2005 of the State of Qatar. A world-class platform for companies, QFC offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business environment, contributing to the decisive economic development and diversification prescribed by Qatar National Vision 2030. Supported by QFC’s broad range of legal and regulatory services, regulated and non-regulated, that align with international best practice, domestic and international companies can set up or expand their business in Qatar. QFC allows up to 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, and charges a competitive rate of 10% corporate tax on locally-sourced profits, all while integrating businesses into Qatar’s swift expansion into a major trade and investment centre.

    2. Qatar Free Zone Authority Qatar Free Zone is focused on four core sectors: emerging technologies, logistics, industry and maritime. They are positioned 30 minutes from Downtown Doha and sit adjacent to Hamad Airport and Hamad Seaport, both award-winning transport hubs that connect you to the world. QFZ offers extremely competitive tax exemptions, including 20-year corporate tax holidays, no individual income taxes, and zero import custom duties. Investors are also entitled to 100% foreign ownership, with full capital repatriation.
    QFZ comprises of 2 main areas – the airport and seaport free zones
    a. Ras Boufantas Free Zone It is adjacent to Hamad International Airport and has specific sections of the zone dedicated to particular industries, allowing for optimal cluster growth and perfectly tailored infrastructure and facilities. Fully serviced plots come in different sizes to suit specific industry needs, and facilities are flexible, meaning that companies can either choose to build their own, can hire QFZA to build it for them to exact specifications, or can elect to use pre-built facilities. Ras Bufontas, the airport free zones, will complement high value and time-sensitive products.
    Key areas of focus 
    • Emerging Tech
    • Aviation Business
    • Light Manufacturing
    b. Umm AlHoul Free Zone Umm Alhoul Free Zone covers 32km and is situated near Hamad Port, the world’s largest greenfield port, providing an optimal location for industries which benefit from access to sea freight and shipping routes. The zones have been designed to incorporate additional smart technologies including smart waste bins, intelligent street lighting, addressable advertising panels and more. MARSA is a new maritime cluster in Qatar’s Umm Alhoul free zone, strategically located adjacent to Hamad Port, the world’s largest greenfield seaport, and only 20 minutes from Doha city center.
    Key areas of focus 
    • Heavy Manufacturing
    • Logistics Hub
    • Industrial Sectors
    • Downstream Petrochemical
    • Emerging Tech
    • Maritime Industries & Services
    3. Qatar Science and Technology Park Situated in Qatar’s Foundation Education City, this technology park was established in 2009 with an aim to provide a home to technology-based firms. This zone comes with a lot of incentives that meets the expectations of the business entities. Some of the renowned companies that bask in its zone hold Microsoft, Shell, and GE etc. This free zone completely concentrates on the technology domain to give an emerging platform to the business entities.

    Key areas of focus
    • Technology Developments
    • Education and Training
    • New Business Development
    • Research and Development

    Why Creative Zone Qatar?

    Value your Money

    Our business set up services are rated the highest in the market and we have secured that by providing our clients with a much needed peace of mind throughout the whole process and beyond. So, whether you only want a visa, assistance in business set up, or are looking for long-term business support, our prices are every bit the value for money.

    Customer Centric

    We provide the same care & attention with consistent focus on delivering high quality of service to all our clients. Whether you are a small startup or a big brand you can be sure that we will serve you to the best our capabilities.

    Transparency

    Our business set up services are rated the highest in the market and we have secured that by providing our clients with a much needed peace of mind throughout the whole process and beyond. So, whether you only want a visa, assistance in business set up, or are looking for long-term business support, our prices are every bit the value for money.

    International

    We have serviced clients from all across the world, our staff of more than 200 people speak 22 languages and are experts in supporting a range of business needs long after its incorporation. Thousands of customer reviews bear testimony to our unmatched services.

    Ease of Setup

    Under the turbulent times we hold your safety and wellbeing as our priority and have made the registration process easier and safer. Almost all documents for your business setup can be submitted remotely or online with our assistance, making the process fast and efficient. We will pick up and drop documents to your home free of cost

    Experience

    Our business setup advisors offer proficient business setup advice suited best for the nature of your business. We have experience setting up over 200 different business activities without any issues for our clients.

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