The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced that it is now possible to renew commercial registrations and licences for a period of one year, or other durations up to a maximum of five years (optional), through the Single Window or Ministry’s website, provided that the validity period of the commercial licence is identical to that of the commercial registration.
The initiative falls within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to regulate the business environment, promote investment and streamline procedures for investors.
The decision is in line with Cabinet decision No. (31) of 2019 on determining the registration period in the Commercial Register, and decision No. (30) of 2019 on determining the licencing period for commercial and industrial outlets, similar public facilities and street vendors.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry had previously announced that it would take the necessary measures towards reducing the period required to renew commercial licences for outlets. Investors can now immediately renew such licences for stores, compared to the 48-hour period required prior to the decision.
The latest service is part of a number of smart electronic services provided by the Ministry to improve the business ecosystem in Qatar, and to streamline services for the Ministry’s clients, thereby encouraging investment and trade activities in the country.