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Ras Bufontas Free Zone achieves GSAS sustainability certification

Ras Bufontas Free Zone, which is overseen and regulated by Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), has been awarded the GSAS Design & Build (D&B) 3 Stars Certificate for “Districts & Infrastructure Scheme”. Within Ras Bufontas Free Zone, the iconic Business Innovation Park building has achieved the GSAS 3 Stars Certificate for “Design & Build Offices […]

Google Cloud Center of Excellence and Offices Announced in QFZ

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and Google Cloud today announced the expansion of their partnership to include a new Center of Excellence training facility and new Google office in Qatar. This follows earlier announcements about a Google Cloud region in Qatar allowing new and existing customers, as well […]

QFZA participates in Qatar Economic Forum

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H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, participated in a panel discussion at Qatar Economic Forum themed “Reenergizing Globalization”. Chairman Al-Sayed outlined that Qatar Free Zones were established as part of the government’s efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), diversify the economy and create a hub for connectivity. Qatar Free Zones […]

GAC breaks ground on new contract logistics facility in Ras Bufontas

Construction is underway on GAC Qatar’s new 27,000m² multi-user contract logistics facility after the groundbreaking ceremony in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone. It follows the signing of an agreement between GAC and Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) in February this year. The facility is expected to be completed by early 2022. It will be built […]

Investment and Trade Opportunities in Qatar Highlighted During SPIEF 2021

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) announced its participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia, which is taking place from 2-5 June. QFZA highlighted the investment and trade opportunities offered by the State of Qatar during the forum. QFZA is participating in the event as part of the State of Qatar’s official […]

QFZA to host Qatar’s first laptop manufacturing facility

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) announced the establishment of a state-of-the-art production facility in Umm Alhoul Free Zone, built by a partnership between iLife Digital, a leading intelligent robotics and electronics company based in Florida, US, and Prime Technologies, a subsidiary of Ali Bin Ali Holding. iLife and Prime Technologies will use the 2,500 sqm […]

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 […]