Entries by Rebecca Sullivan

Opportunity in the Face of Adversity

On the 5th of June 2017 Qatar was pushed to the forefront of the political arena when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and others, cut diplomatic relations with the emirate. The State of Qatar, an independent sovereignty has since sought a diplomatic resolution through dialogue, however with no obvious resolution in sight, one may […]

Qatar’s VAT & Excise Taxes

BCCQ Briefing on Qatar’s VAT & Excise Taxes Rebecca Sullivan at Venture Partner Qatar explains some of the key questions discussed. This week the British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar and Ernst Young’s Finbarr Sexton, held a briefing on some of the ways that VAT and Excise Taxes will affect Business’ in the future. When […]

Qatar British Business Forum have launched their new website!

The Qatar British Business Forum was established in 1992 to promote trade between the United Kingdom and Qatar, two countries with strong historical ties. It is a flourishing, socially active organisation representing a broad membership base across all industry sectors. Above all, its role is to assist existing UK businesses and focus on new commercial […]

QATAR VAT Expected in 2018

Qatar’s Cabinet has approved the draft legislation to implement two new taxes. A new selective tax on fast food, luxury goods and a 5 % value-added tax (VAT) aimed at businesses. The taxes are part of GCC agreements that anticipate a boost of revenue for countries across the Gulf amid lower global oil prices. The […]