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Syncrolift launch at MARSA port in Umm Alhoul

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) recently welcomed its first ship into Marsa, the Free Zones’ dedicated port and marine services cluster within Umm Alhoul Free Zone. The Syncrolift launch at MARSA port took place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in a milestone event which was attended by H.E. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed, Minister of […]

GAC to establish contract logistics facility in Qatar Free Zones

GAC, one of the largest integrated providers of shipping and logistics services in the region and the world, has signed an agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a contract logistics facility and office in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone. The agreement with GAC will play an important role in expanding the logistics […]

Chairman inaugurates GWC Logistics Hub in Ras Bufontas Free Zone

H.E. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, has inaugurated the newest regional hub for GWC (Q.P.S.C), the leading logistics provider and the Authorized Service Contractor of UPS in the State of Qatar. The inauguration took place during a ceremony held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, which was attended by […]

Chairman meets with EXIM Bank President & Chairman

HE Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, welcomed Kimberly Reed, President & Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank). The two sides discussed cooperation between the bank and the Free Zones, and strengthening economic cooperation and investment relations between the two countries.

GAME tests the first e-vehicles “Made in Qatar” at QFZ

Gaussin announced the testing of the first electric vehicles in Qatar at Ras Bufontas Free Zone. Gaussin, a leader in clean and intelligent cargo and people mobility, rolled out the first batch of Electric Terminal Tractors – the APM 75T – for QTerminals, a terminal operating company that manages and operates the first phase of […]

Framework agreement signed to manufacture E-Buses in Qatar Free Zones

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) signed a multilateral framework agreement with Yutong, one of the world’s largest bus and coach suppliers, and Mowasalat, the major transport services provider in Qatar, today. The deal will see electric-buses (e-buses) manufactured in the zones with the first e-buses produced for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 and beyond. […]

Chairman holds free trade talks with Turkish Trade Minister

His Excellency Mr. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayed, the Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority, held a meeting yesterday via video-conference with Her Excellency Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Turkey. The two sides discussed means to enhance bilateral trade relations in the areas of international trade, investment […]

LAWAC virtual event highlights Qatar’s attractive investment climate

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall welcomed His Excellency Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority for a discussion on Qatar’s innovative Free Zones. The virtual event “How Qatar’s Free Zones are Expanding Trade, Tech and Diplomacy in the Middle East”, focused on the impact of the […]

Virtual roundtable with U.S. companies in the semiconductors industry

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) participated in the virtual “Discover Global Markets” conference, which was hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and took place in Indianapolis, USA, under the patronage of Mr. Wilbur Ross, the United States Secretary of Commerce. H.E. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayed, the Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA led […]

“Gaussin Advance Mobility” to establish a factory for electric vehicles in Ras Bufontas

Qatar Free Zones Authority announced the signing of an agreement to establish the first factory to assemble electric vehicles in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, with “Gaussin Advance Mobility” Company. The 20 million euros joint venture between the French Gaussin Company and Al Attiya Motors and Trading Company, is set to assemble electric vehicles and accelerate […]

Digital roundtable sheds light on global trade resilience and FDI

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) co-hosted a digital roundtable in conjunction with The Business Year media group that included some of the world’s leading experts in supply chains and foreign direct investment (FDI), including representatives from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Economic Forum (WEF), and logistics experts DHL, Bayer Pharmaceuticals […]

Thales establishes a Digital Competency Centre to support the security of sports facilities, counter-UAV and fans-IDs

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Thales Group today signed a cooperation agreement to establish a Digital Competence Centre in Qatar Free Zones. His Excellency Ahmad bin Mohamed Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, and Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine signed the agreement during a virtual signing ceremony in Doha and […]

Webinar discusses cooperation and investment opportunities with leading US companies

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a webinar for its members last Thursday to discuss the investment opportunities and benefits for US companies in the Free Zones. His Excellency Ahmad bin Mohamed Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), addressed over 85 attendees, including representatives from leading US corporations and […]

New British Ambassador to Qatar discusses bilateral trade ties with free zones

H.E. Mr. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority, received in his office this week the new British Ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mr. Jon Wilks. Mr. Al-Sayed welcomed the new Ambassador and wished him success in his duties. The two sides agreed to strengthen the cordial relations between […]

First Speedboat Manufactured in MARSA is Delivered to Client

We are proud in the free zones to provide all means of support for the Qatari private sector to enable it to play an effective role in advancing the economic development. The private sector is one of our priorities” said QFZA Deputy CEO Abdullah al-Misnad. He added, “Doha Craft was the first company to join […]

QFZA and QSTP sign MOU to Promote R&D and Entrepreneurship in Qatar

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to oversee, regulate and support the research development and entrepreneurship efforts to foster the establishment of a sustainable knowledge-based economy in Qatar. The collaborative program will enable QFZA and QSTP, which is part of Qatar Foundation Research, […]

Qatar Free Zones to Host Google Cloud Region in Doha

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) today announced that Google Cloud has signed its first strategic collaboration agreement in the Middle East with QFZA to launch a new cloud region in Doha. The region will be available for Google Cloud customers globally. Google Cloud Regions His Excellency Ahmad bin Mohamed Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman […]

How We’re Supporting Our Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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At QFZA, our first priority is and will always be the well-being of our business partners and everyone we work with, including those companies with operations in Qatar Free Zones. These are uncertain and challenging times, but Qatar Free Zones remain open for business and QFZA remains at your service. Our teams are successfully working […]

QFZA participates in the World Autism Awareness Day

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Qatar Free Zones Authority participated in the World Autism Day, which falls on the 2nd of April, by lighting up in blue the Business Innovation Complex in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, with the aim of promoting and raising awareness about autism and drawing attention to the importance of developing programs and services for people with autism […]

QFZA and QBA signed a MOU to support economic goals and diversification

The Qatari Businessmen Association and Qatar Free Zones Authority signed a memorandum of understanding that includes means of joint cooperation and benefiting from the services provided by these two economic institutions to the local and external investor in order to enhance investments and support the economic development of the country. The Memorandum of Understanding was […]