Qatar Chamber has been chosen as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) General Council, a statement announced Monday.
Qatar Chamber board member and ICC Qatar secretary general, Dr Khalid bin Klefeekh al-Hajri, will represent the chamber at the council, which includes 32 members.
The chamber said, “Joining the WCF assures the confidence of the international business community in the vital role played by Qatar Chamber in the field of international trade, especially since the WCF seeks to boost ties between member chambers to help them become more productive.”
“This achievement is the culmination of the efforts led by Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani with the aim at activating the role of the Qatar Chamber at the international level.”
Qatar Chamber succeeded in playing an important role in promoting trade between other countries through the World Trade Agenda initiative launched in co-operation with the ICC in 2012.
The WTO helps governments identify the main priority areas for inclusive trade. It aims to stimulate the global economy by helping advance the multilateral trade negotiations.
Qatar Chamber also played a key role in the endorsement of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) signed during the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation held in Bali in 2014.
The TFA played a significant role in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between countries with the aim of achieving security and stability globally, as SMEs represent 90% of world countries’ economies, the chamber said.