Since October 2015, large retailers in England have been legally required to impose the charge.
Sales of apparel at many outlets in Qatar, especially those in ‘value retail,’ have remained strong amid the diplomatic crisis in the region, it is learnt.
Leading hypermarkets in the country have taken steps to bolster the stock of fresh food items as well as other food products. Most of them said that fresh food items from a number of countries will reach from Thursday.
Ongoing infrastructure development works in the immediate vicinity of Barwa Village have adversely affected businesses in the mixed-development neighbourhood.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major retailers in the country to maintain price stability of consumer goods all year round.
Total household spending in Qatar is expected to grow by an average annual rate of 12.9% to reach $45bn by 2019, BMI Research has said in a report.