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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Qatar. Doha.

  1. Introduction to the State of Qatar (Middle East);
  2. Doing Business in Doha;
  3. Qatari Economy;
  4. Foreign Trade of Qatar;
  5. Business Opportunities in Qatar:
    1. Hydrocarbons;
    2. Construction;
    3. Major projects;
    4. Public sector.
  6. Foreign Direct Investment in Qatar;
  7. Case Study:
    1. Hanan Al Kuwari;
    2. Al-Jazeera.
  8. Access to the Qatari market;
  9. Business Plan for Qatar.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the State of Qatar” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Qatari Economy and Foreign Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the State of Qatar;
  3. To explore the Qatari trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Qatari Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Qatari companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Qatari market.

Hanan Al Kuwari. General Directress (Medical Corporation, Qatar)

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Qatar” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Master: International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Qatar Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Qatar.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Qatar”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Trade and Business in the Middle East. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Qatar, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Master in International Business adapted to the Qatari students.

International Trade and Business in Qatar

Qatar is the first country in the World by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

Access to the Logistics Corridors:
  1. China-Pakistan Corridor;
  2. Kyrgyzstan-Iran Corridor;
  3. Qatar withdrew from the Ashgabat Agreement.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Qatari Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Qatar and the Arab Economic Area;
  2. GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Emirates (UAE), Oman, and Bahrain.
    1. Qatar has trade agreements (as a GCC Member) with China, South Korea, Australia, the EFTA, New Zealand, India, Thailand, the EU, Singapore and the MERCOSUR.
  3. Islamic Trade Preferential System;
  4. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
  5. GAFTA;
  6. BADEA;
  7. SICA (observer).

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. GATS;
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention.
  3. IRU
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  4. BIC;
  5. IMO
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  6. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

Qatar is a member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf:
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. Arab League;
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries;
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue;
  4. Islamic Development Bank;
  5. ESCWA;
  6. OIC
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation;
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce;
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
    4. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries.
  7. Arab Trade Financing Programme;
  8. Arab Development Funds;
  9. OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID);
  10. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  11. BADEA;
  12. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  2. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  3. WB;
  4. WTO;
  5. IMF.

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

The State of Qatar:

  1. The population of Qatar amounts to 1.5 million people, of whom 83% lives in Doha (Qatar's political capital) and its main suburb Al- Rayyan;
  2. Arabic is the official language in Qatar;
  3. Qatar shares borders with Saudi Arabia;
  4. Abolition of Slavery in Qatar: 1952;
  5. Independence of Qatar from the UK: 1971.

Religion in Qatar: Islam Sunni is the principal religion of Qatar

  1. The main school of Islamic Jurisprudence is Hanbali.

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Qatar belongs to the Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilization).

EU-Qatar (Gulf Cooperation Council):
European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates) Agreement

Qatari Economy

  1. Qatar is the international financial centre of the Gulf region;
  2. In 2001, Doha hosted the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Round of the WTO;
  3. Al- Jazeera (the leading international Arab media communication) headquarters are in Doha;
  4. Qatar is a very open economy;
  5. Petroleum, natural gas, and related industries make up most of the Qatari economy;
  6. Qatar produces less than 1% of the world petroleum production;
  7. Crude oil and liquefied natural gas account for 80% of the exports of Qatar;
  8. Qatar, like other countries in the Gulf region, is being affected by the international financial and economic crisis, including by the decline in international demand for hydrocarbons, both in quantity and value.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Trade of Qatar

  1. Total Foreign Trade (imports + exports) related to its GDP stands at 95%;
  2. Main imports of Qatar: the EU, Japan, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and South Korea;
  3. Qatar Exports mainly to Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and the EU;
  4. The largest Qatari export products are hydrocarbons (petrol and gas), fertilizers and chemicals, and steel products;
  5. The largest Qatari imports are machinery, primary metals, cars and other means of transport, food, chemicals, and building materials;
  6. In the States of Qatar is required to work with a Qatari import agent/distributor (natural or legal person) who has the exclusive distribution rights for Qatar.

Qatar is negotiating other Free Trade Agreements with the United States, Japan, and Australia. Qatar also has signed economic agreements with France, Germany, Romania, China, Senegal, India, Cuba, Switzerland, Finland, and Turkey.

Trade Preferential System TPS Organization of Islamic Cooperation

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