Trade & Investment
From The Report: Qatar 2024
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Qatar’s bid to enhance its reputation as an international investment destination gathered significant momentum during the country’s preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The changes that have been made to investment-related legislation in recent years are expected to lead to the country continuing its upward trajectory in terms of its ability to attract international investment. Qatar’s free zones – which offer competitive energy prices, 20-year corporate tax exemptions, zero income tax and zero Customs duties on imported goods, among other incentives for the entities operating within them – and its modern logistics infrastructure provide some of the world’s most competitive incentives for prospective investors.

This chapter contains interviews with Sheikh Ali Al Waleed Al Thani, CEO of the Investment Promotion Agency; and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Faisal Al Thani, CEO of the Qatar Free Zones Authority.