Learn more about our Core Values by downloading our QFC Core Values Brochure.
The fastest growing business and financial centre.
Strategically positioned, powerfully placed.
Globally respected, locally embedded.
Beyond such global recognition, you’ll find life on the ground equally international in terms of standards, with employment and legal standards on par with the highest developed nations.
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Significantly, from a local business perspective, we have several prominent local strategic partners including governmental partners such as the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as well as the Aspire Zone Foundation, and other national commercial partners that can make doing business in Qatar run smoothly and easily.
Up to 0%
foreign ownership. You keep control of your business, it’s yours after all
repatriation of all your profits
corporation tax. A competitive tax environment makes for better operations
GDP per capita in the world. Our standard of living, is the standard by which others are measured
stop-shop. We help you establish and run your business
years of employment standards experience. Ensure fair and impartial advice from our Employment Standards Office
currency restrictions. Conduct business anywhere without currency restrictions
ethical dispute resolution. Through the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre
streamlined immigration process. Enjoy a dedicated immigration team operating from QFC offices to streamline your immigration process
complications. English Common Law guides best practices
Mission & Objectives
licensed firms by 2022
jobs created in the private sector
growth in the QFC firms’ assets
QSE market capitalisation reached
At QFC we passionately strive to adhere to our core values as our moral compass. They prescribe our culture, which, in turn, enables our strategic intent. Our core values express the standards of who we are, what we do and, importantly, how we do it.
The independent QFC entities work in harmony to ensure our clients get the best operational, regulatory and judicial offering.
The QFC Authority manages (QFCA) and maintains the QFC legal and tax environment, and licenses ﬁrms to conduct business in or from the QFC. The Authority also develops relationships with the global ﬁnancial community and other key institutions, both within and outside Qatar, helping to develop the country’s private sector.
The QFC Regulatory Authority is the independent regulator of the QFC, established to authorise and regulate firms and individuals conducting financial services in or from the QFC. It was established by Law No. 7 of 2005 of the State of Qatar. Its objectives include the promotion and maintenance of efficiency, transparency, integrity and confidence in the QFC, as well as the maintenance of financial stability and reduction of systemic risk. It also strives to develop financial awareness and protection for customers and investors.
The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre was established by QFC Law No. 2 of 2009 (Amending Certain Provisions of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)) to provide a modern, specialist, civil and commercial court designed to hear cases quickly, economically and in front of internationally renowned, independent judges.