MEC announces discounted air freight for camping market
October 14 2018 12:54 AM
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The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in co-operation with Qatar Airways, has announced discounted air freight prices for the shipment of goods of companies participating in the second edition of the Seasonal Market for Camping.
The initiative falls in line with its efforts to support and encourage companies to participate in this year’s edition of the market, the MEC has said in a statement.
All local, regional and international companies wishing to participate in the seasonal camping market can benefit from the discounted air freight prices.
The market, which will be held from October 24 to December 1 on Al Rifaa Street, will feature all camping supplies in one site, in addition to providing a space and public services for participating companies free of charge.
The ministry has invited public to visit the following link to view the list of shipping agents for each country: https://www.mec.gov.qa/ar/Pages/souq.aspx The MEC announced the opening of registration for participation in the second seasonal market for camping in August after the public for requested more time to prepare for participation and shopping.
The market will see the participation of well-established companies in the field.
“The market, which attracts visitors, camp owners, and camping enthusiasts, contributes to stimulating the commercial activities in the local market, supporting Qatar’s economy and creating a diverse environment that contributes to the growth of the trade sector.
The market aims at providing appropriate spaces for Qatari traders and productive families to market their products and enables consumers to easily acquire the necessary camping tools and supplies,” the statement notes.
The initiative which is being launched for the second consecutive year, aims at supporting Qatari traders and productive families by providing appropriate spaces to exhibit and market their products.
In addition, the market is characterised by a privileged location, open spaces, a recreational area and a special area for productive families, it adds.
The market allows visitors, camp owners and camping enthusiasts to buy the necessary equipment, featuring all companies specialised in camping supplies in one location.

Highlights of the announcement

* All local, regional and international companies participating in market will benefit from discounted air freight prices
* Discounted prices fall in line with ministry’s efforts to support and encourage companies
* Discounted prices are offered for air freight of goods from seven countries
* Second edition of Seasonal Market for Camping takes place from October 24 to December 1. The following table shows discounted air freight prices for source countries:
Origin Value in QR (per kg)
Muscat, Oman 3.78, Kuwait 4.45, Lahore & Karachi, Pakistan 4.28, Casablanca, Morocco 6.23, Istanbul, Turkey 8.88, China 9.04, Tehran, Iran 2.18



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