Publications

Foreign Direct Investment in Qatar

Feb 1, 2022

This report includes key indicators, important initiatives, and the important role that US companies have played in attracting additional investors to the country.

The report was sponsored by Qatar National Bank (QNB), a USQBC member, at the Gold Level. It also includes a comprehensive review of Qatar’s legal environment provided by Al Sulaiti Law Firm, a partner of USBQC.

The report finds that Qatar has been able to successfully overcome many recent economic challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic and the Gulf dispute by instituting favorable FDI policies, launching key initiatives, and enacting new investor-friendly legislation to attract additional investment in the country’s pursuit of creating a knowledge-based, diversified economy.

Qatar Sustainability Report: A Leader in Green Initiatives

Apr 22, 2021

In response to growing CO2 emissions, water scarcity, and other global environmental challenges, Qatar has incorporated ambitious sustainability goals throughout its national policy and is taking a leadership position on the global stage. The report includes important information on how Qatar is driving sustainability through its policy, global leadership, and how the country’s key projects adhere to the highest sustainability standards.

Business Opportunity Report: Qatar's Food Security

Mar 22, 2021

The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) released its “Business Opportunity Report: Qatar’s Food Security” to provide essential information for American companies interested in doing business in Qatar’s food security and agricultural sectors. The report includes remarks from Eng. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Qatar’s Minister of Municipality and Environment, in addition to key information on Qatar’s food production, agriculture, and related industries targeted for US companies.

Business Opportunity Report: Qatar's Energy Sector

Aug 10, 2020

The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) released its “Business Opportunity Report: Qatar’s Energy Sector” to provide essential information for American companies interested in doing business in Qatar’s energy sector. The report includes remarks from HE Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, in addition to key information on Qatar’s energy sector targeted for US companies.

An Introductory Business Guide on Qatar

Jun 29, 2020

Marked as one of the leading business hubs globally, Qatar has positioned itself as an attractive investment destination. With one of the highest GDP per capita measures in the world, Qatar’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been estimated to reach $237 billion by 2024. As the country pursues ambitious plans to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbon revenues and transition to a knowledge-based economy, an increasing amount of attractive investment opportunities exist for international investors across many sectors including tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, health and education among others.

The purpose of this guide is to provide essential information to foreign investors unfamiliar with Qatar’s business market and economy. The guide includes an overview of Qatar and its economy, laws & regulations, current investment opportunities, and business structures.