Qatar Chamber reviews distribution of food commodities to local market
22 Jul 2017 – 19:28
Qatar Chamber officials interacting with importers and other officials during the meeting.
Doha: Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed mechanisms to facilitate the flow of food commodities to the local market without shortage or interruption, as well as to maintain the pace of supplying the domestic market with all its food products.
The Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the Qatar Chamber met with the importers of foodstuffs in the presence of the members of the Logistical Support Committee, which was formed in the wake of the Gulf crisis and the siege imposed on Qatar.
Several topics like new handling fees, air freight rates, ways to import fresh chickens from some countries and compulsory pricing of vegetables and fruits were discussed.
Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Obaidly, member of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Chamber and Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment, stressed that the Committee is continuing to hold meetings with importers of foodstuffs to find out all the requirements for the coming period and to study all the problems and difficulties faced by these companies in importing all types of food commodities, to ensure the foodstuffs flow to the Qatari market without any shortage or interruption.
The participants praised the circular issued by the Chamber concerning the reduction of handling fees at the ports of the State, which was released on the directives of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.