Tax: up to 1% 

Duties: up to 5% 

Restricted items: Goods from Israel or of Israeli origin  

Non-working days: Sunday and Public Holidays

Lead times: 4-5 weeks 

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder  

Prominent Languages: Arabic

The Complexities of Importing into Qatar

Qatar has a well-established ICT sector, and the payoff of recent heavy investment in digital infrastructure is clear. Qatar now boasts quick and affordable fiber-based internet services and has plans to help Qatar become a regional telecommunications hub. Importing into Qatar is by no means an easy feat. The most significant factor to consider is the government’s restrictions, which prohibits shipments from Israel or goods of Israeli origin. Qatari officials also require additional licenses for communication equipment which can take up to nine business days to acquire.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Qatar

TecEx has a well-established process for importing goods into Qatar. Our reliable DDP service provides you with sleep-easy and reduced-risk shipping into Qatar. We offer a hands-off service where our team of compliance experts will source all the necessary licenses and permits on your behalf. We also ensure all pre-compliance is correct, allowing us to seamlessly clear your goods and deliver them within the set period. 

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