Doha, June 18 (QNA) - The ministries of Commerce and Industry, Labour, Justice, and Interior today announced the inauguration of a new set of services that expands the scope of the single-window and facilitates a more simplified company registration procedures. The new set of services will be activated on 18 June 2023.
According to a statement by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the new set of services will allow investors to directly benefit from digitised services and enable them to complete transactions without the need to visit the relevant ministries' websites or physical headquarters to complete the required procedures.
Commenting on the new set of services, HE Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al-Thani said: "Following the directives of HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, which encourages the government to enhance its delivery of public services, the Ministry is keen to improve the government's operational performance and establish a supportive, dynamic, and vital work environment that attracts local and foreign investments, and underlines Qatar's position as a principal destination for business and investment."
HE Minister of Labour Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Samikh Al Marri also commented on the new package, noting that, "We are keen to utilise advanced technologies and harness our technological infrastructure to continue developing the labour sector and facilitating the services provided by the Ministry. There is no doubt that enhancing and streamlining procedures is one of our key priorities for attracting the world's leading talents to the State."
HE Minister of Justice Masoud bin Mohammed Al Amri said: "The new package of services reflects our commitment to enhancing transparency and delivering the regulatory changes needed to smoothen business procedures across the country. Improving the legal framework and simplifying administrative protocols will also help to stimulate economic growth."
The new set of services include improving the process of issuing commercial registrations by reducing the requirements and automating internal procedures and reviews with relevant governmental entities.
The newly updated single-window service also includes automatically adding the Computer Card to the commercial registration. With each new commercial registration, labour approvals will be issued automatically in coordination with Ministry of Labour.
As a result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Metrash 2 Application will now display the automated work permit approvals and a copy of the electronic computer card.
Business owners can now open a bank account following the commercial registration and the signing of the article of association, however they must ensure that they meet the banks' respective regulatory requirements.
With these improvements, the number of steps required to conduct business has been reduced. These are based on the best practices considered while designing the investor's journey in cooperation with the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (CGB). These new measures allow businesses to receive their commercial registration and begin operating within a single day.
The new set of services will benefit newly established companies. They will capitalise on new procedures that aim to facilitate simplified establishment journey to help new businesses attract the required competencies and issue any necessary labour visas.
Through this newly enhanced single-window platform, start-ups can obtain immediate work permit approvals during the establishment phase. The single window will also enable investors to select the nationalities of the recruited workers. (QNA)