The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) said yesterday that it was scrapping the import monopoly for 35 items, as part of a wider attempt to cut household costs, improve availability and open up the market to new suppliers.
In its semi-annual economic update yesterday, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) confirmed publicly for the first time that Qatar will introduce a 5 percent value-added tax in 2018 as part of a GCC-wide agreement.
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