Posted on March 11, 2016

HE Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani on Wednesday opened an international workshop on the achievement of an effective protection for consumer and competition through cross-border cooperation, which is organized by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in cooperation with the GCC general secretariat and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Held over two days, a selection of experts and specialists in consumer protection and competition protection are taking part in the workshop.

Speaking during the opening of the workshop, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim said organizing the workshop comes as part of the ministry's commitment to employing the best regional and global practices in supporting consumer rights and benefiting from successful experiences in the protection of competition. HE the minister said the two aspects are among the most important pillars of Qatar's economic policy and constitute a strong base for comprehensive development that the country aims to achieve in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. 

He added that the ministry enhanced the role of its administrative departments in charge of protecting the interests of consumers, including the committee on consumer protection and prevention of monopolistic practices. HE the minister said the workshop and the visions and working papers that will be presented in it will help in enriching Qatar's experiences in the protection of consumers and competition and will be an opportunity to benefit from the best practices in the region and globally in this regard.