MOCI quadruples home business categories for Qataris

MOCI quadruples home business categories for Qataris

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By QLNews

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in a bid to encourage more Qataris to take up home-based businesses, has increased the number of allowed businesses from 15 to 63.

Ramzan Al Naimi, the creative force behind Qatar-based Innovation Café — a unique innovation and design studio — first tweeted about the MOCI’s decision on his social media channel.

“An announcement from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry increasing the number of activities related to home license (for Qataris) from 15 activities to more than 60 commercial activities,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“It (MOCI) reduced the annual fees to start (the business) from only 200 Qatari riyals!! Now it’s necessary to start an integrated education and guidance process to ensure the process of starting a business is based on scientific foundations and supported in terms of knowledge and guidance. Bless your efforts, Ministry of Commerce,” he wrote.

He shared the list of businesses that have been approved, as well as the costs for applying for licenses for each of them. The complete list (in Arabic) can be accessed here.

Though the list of home-based businesses currently applies only to Qataris, it is expected to be opened to residents and expatriates as well in the future.

According to the list, 21 activities will have an initial licensing fee of just QAR200. While licenses of 27 home businesses can be obtained by paying QAR500, 15 businesses will need QAR1,000 to be licensed.

 

Here is a complete breakdown of the list of permitted home businesses for Qataris, according to the amount of the initial licensing fee.

LICENSING FEE OF QAR200

* Roasting and packaging of nuts

* Tailoring, sewing of men’s clothing

* Tailoring and sewing of women’s clothing

* Repairing musical devices

* Repair and maintenance of leather products like bags

* Repair and maintenance of shoes, installing heels

* Devices maintenance

* Repairing document photocopying machines

* Repairing electronic and non-electronic calculator

* Tailoring, sewing, and knitting of foreign men’s clothing

* Repairing electronic devices

* Printer repairing

* Repairing and maintaining computers

* Repairing electrical devices

* Trade of honey and their products

* Nuts trading

* Fashion, clothing, jewellery, and shoes design activities

* Trade of spices, seasonings and perfumery
* Beadwork, embroidery and fabric preparation

* Making and preparation of coffee, spices, and condiments

* Tailoring and sewing children’s clothing 

LICENSING FEE OF QAR500

* Trade of dates and related products

* Meal preparation

* Trade of computers and accessories

* Design and programming of special software

* Trade of textiles and fabrics of all kinds

* Trade of men’s clothing

* Trade of women’s clothing

* Trade of children’s clothing

* Trade of shoes

* Trade of sports clothing

* Trade of fur of all kinds

* Rental of trips supplies

* Translation activities

* Renting electric, electronic, and musical devices

* Trade of leather products

* Trade of bags

* Software maintenance and website design

* Photography activities

* Electronic websites design

* Parcel and gift packaging

* Copying and photocopying activities

* Activities for wrapping documents, memos, binders, and letters

* Preparing sugary sweets, including caramel

* Preparing various types of Arabic sweets

* Bookbinding

* Preparing pies and pastries

* Preparing popular sweets

LICENSING FEE OF QAR1,000

* Installing electrical equipment

* Trading in paintings and photos

* Trade of women’s accessories

* Trade of men’s accessories

* Trade of men’s supplies

* Trade of perfumes

* Trade of clocks and watches

* Jewellery design

* Interior design activities

* Trade of cosmetic soaps

* Trade of women’s cosmetics, toiletries, and hair care

* Trade of aloes, incense and perfume

* Making antiques and gifts

* Making and preparing perfumes and incense

* Making and preparing cosmetics

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By diamondloanserviceltd• 9 Jul 2024 21:46
diamondloanserviceltd

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By diamondloanserviceltd• 9 Jul 2024 21:46
diamondloanserviceltd

Hello everyone, my name is Julie I live in California, few years ago I was financially constrained, I needed money for my business so I tried seeking for loan from my bank but I was not granted due to my low credit score I tried seeking for online loan, and all I got was fake companies from India who requested many fees upon fees and yet couldn't get me the loan. So a friend introduced me to a New York based loan company ( universalcreditloans@aol.com ) they grant loans to people irrespective of their credit score. I was lucky to have qualified for and be given $150,000.00 at 4% interest rate for 5 years to revamp my business. if you need any financial assistance for your business or personal need, contact them through this email address they will help you. universalcreditloans@aol.com

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