October 6, 2022

Cabinet okays decision on price control regulations

The Cabinet has approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) regarding rules for increase in the prices of goods and services.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, took the decision at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
The preparation of the draft decision comes to replace Article No 8 of 2013 and in implementation of the provisions of Article 10 of Law No 8 of 2008 regarding consumer protection, which prohibits the supplier from making any increase in the prices of goods and services, without complying with the bases and rules issued by the decision of the minister. It comes within the framework of keeping pace with economic and commercial developments and changes, and ensuring the effectiveness and balance of markets in a manner that allows suitable prices for producers, suppliers and consumers.
This decision also comes in line with the state’s policy aimed at preserving the purchasing power of individuals, reducing the burden on them, limiting price increases, and addressing any form of unjustified rises in the prices of goods and services, especially basic ones.
The Cabinet also affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures that have been taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic after listening to the explanation given by Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari on the latest developments on the COVId situation.
The Cabinet then approved a draft decision of the Minister of Interior regarding the rules and procedures for submitting applications for ordinary passports, their amendment and renewal, and the form of all kinds of passports.
It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Interior regarding the procedures for issuing Qatari travel documents and pass tickets.
The Cabinet also approved a draft non-disclosure agreement between the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and the air navigation services provider in the Republic of Portugal.
A draft agreement on mutual exemption from entry visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, special, official and mission passports between Qatar and Seychelles also got the approval.
The Cabinet also approved a draft agreement on mutual exemption from entry visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, special, official and mission passports between the government of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Costa Rica.
A draft agreement on the transfer of persons sentenced to a penalty of deprivation of liberty between Qatar and the Kingdom of Spain got the Cabinet nod.
The Cabinet then approved the executive programme of the cultural and technical cooperation agreement between the government of Qatar and the government of Iran for the years 2022-2023.