Ministry allows 15 home business activities to be run with easy licensing procedures

Ministry allows 15 home business activities to be run with easy licensing procedures

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By QLNews

Qatar, which has always been an investor-friendly destination, has done a lot in recent times to encourage entrepreneurs to start small-scale, from-home businesses.

Sure enough, there have been many takers for the initiative and the country has become a hotbed of small businesses.

In a bid to make things even easier for budding entrepreneurs, Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has published a list of 15 home business activities, with easy licensing procedures for them.

The MoCI, in a tweet, invited people to find out more about the initiative.

“Find out what activities are allowed to start your home business,” said the Ministry, while sharing details of permitted activities and their licensing process.

Some of the allowed home business activities include the preparation of various Arabic sweets, serving of meals on special occasions, tailoring and sewing of women’s clothing, embroidery and making dresses, parcel and gift wrapping activities and website design.

Photocopying and photography activities, packaging documents, memos, bindings and letters, preparing perfumes and bukhoor, preparing cosmetics, and preparing pies and pastries, software maintenance, antiques and gifts, bookbinding, making and preparing coffee, spices and seasonings are also among the allowed home business activities.

“If you want to run your business from home, you can apply for a home license,” said the Ministry.

If you are a small business owner who wishes to launch a business at home, then you should submit a commercial license services application form, building completion certificate or land plan, no objection of the owner of the property, license holder’s undertaking, To Whom It May Concern Certificate (Kahramaa), copy of identity cards of the applicant and owner of the property, and the house’s My Address number plate.

An applicant will be able to apply for a home business license through a single window online system. If submitted online, applicants need not physically fill out the forms.

The MoCI’s Registration and Commercial Licenses Department issues permits for commercial activity at home, provided they do not require high costs, rely mainly on personal skills and do not use loud equipment or dangerous materials.

This initiative aims to regulate home businesses, open up areas for entrepreneurs and small business owners and encourage them to engage in business from home.

The ministry had launched several initiatives to regulate business environment and create a conducive investment environment for private sector and entrepreneurs, such as regulating street vendors’ businesses.

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