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MOCI Launches Provisional Commercial License Service

13 Jun, 2022 07:45 AMMinistry of Commerce and IndustryIntended Audience
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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Ministry of Labour (MOL), has announced launching a service to issue a provisional commercial license, for all commercial activities, such as hotels, health facilities, and others. This excludes commercial licenses for the administrative offices category, such as contracting, limousine, and cleaning services and others.

In its statement issued yesterday, MOCI said that this initiative comes as part of the national efforts seeking to support the private sector and facilitate the procedures for doing business in the State of Qatar. 

The Ministry emphasized the need to meet the following conditions when issuing a provisional commercial license:

- The provisional license remains valid for one year only, and it can only be renewed with the approval of the competent department.
- The provisional license is issued without external approvals, provided that approvals are obtained when the final commercial license is issued.
- The provisional commercial license does not permit launching operations. It rather offers a period to facilitate establishing business sites and obtaining approvals from external parties related to issuing the final license to practice commercial activities (establishment registration/labor approvals/obtaining raw materials imported for the commercial project/ bank procedures).
- A note shall be placed in the title description (A provisional license, valid for one year from the date of issuance of the commercial license. Practicing the commercial activity is prohibited before all requirements are met).

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