The Cabinet’s regular meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Wednesday took the necessary measures to issue a draft law amending some provisions of Law No 15 for 2002 on civil aviation, after it reviewed the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the draft law.
This amendment comes within the framework of updating the law in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Following the meeting, HE Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi stated that the Cabinet reviewed the following topics:
The Cabinet approved a draft law on the regulation of postal services. The Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) prepared the draft law to develop the postal sector in Qatar.
Under the terms of the draft law, all postal services and service providers shall be subjected to the provisions of this law, and no person shall provide postal service without obtaining a licence. The CRA will determine the required conditions and procedures to be followed to obtain the licence.
The draft law includes provisions to draw up the terms of reference, post authorisations, postal services and materials, obligations and responsibilities of service providers, prices of postal services, accounting system, confidentiality of postal materials, competition, access and provision of information, inspection, disputes and administrative sanctions.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law amending some provisions of Law No 28 of 2004 on the standards of training, leave and rotation for seafarers.
It also approved the proposal of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce to extend the period of status regularisation in accordance with the provisions of Law No 20 of 2014 amending some provisions of Law No 25 of 2005 concerning the Commercial Register, Law No 5 of 2015 regarding commercial, industrial and similar public shops and street vendors, and Law No. 11 of 2015 on the commercial companies law.
Moreover, the Cabinet approved a proposal of the Ministry of Transport and Communications to open a permanent office of Qatar at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at its headquarters in London.
The Cabinet also approved holding a conference organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), in co-operation with Qatar Aeronautical College, on the aviation training programmes in Doha from December 10 to 12, 2018.
It also took the necessary measures to sign and ratify the statute of the Arab Environment Facility (AEF), and to ratify an agreement on mutual cancellation of visa requirements between the governments of Qatar and the Council of Ministers of Ukraine.
The Cabinet also approved the following:
1- Draft agreement between the governments of Qatar and India on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with regard to income taxes.
2- Draft agreement between the governments of Qatar and Tajikistan on the regulation manpower in Qatar.
3- Draft agreement between the governments of Qatar and Azerbaijan on the regulation of the employment of Azerbaijani workers in Qatar.
4- Draft agreement on co-operation in the field of sport between the governments of Qatar and Mongolia.
5- Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the field of waste treatment between the Minister of Municipality and Environment in Qatar and the Ministry of Environment in Japan.
6- Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the field of environment between the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in Qatar and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in El Salvador.
The Cabinet then reviewed the letter of HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce on a report regarding the participation in the Hannover international industrial fair (Hannover Messe) in Germany in April 2018, and the letter of the Ministry of Public Health on the final report on health certificates for foodstuffs, and took the appropriate decision.
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