How To Successfully Import Chemicals to Qatar

Qatar has a successful chemical industry making it a lucrative chemical sales market. Importing chemicals into Qatar is a great way to make profits, especially when importing from China. To carry this out successfully, you must know the basic procedure, documentation, and regulations for importing chemicals into Qatar.

This article will enlighten you on all the basic procedures, documentation, and regulations for importing chemicals into Qatar. We've provided a step-by-step guide on the processes involved in importation. Read on to find out.

Introduction to Qatar Chemical Market

Qatar has a diverse chemical market ranging from oil and gas to construction and basic chemicals, accounting for much of the nation's yearly profit. Qatar's chemical market was valued in 2020 at about 54.47 million dollars and is projected to have a CAGR of about 6.34% by 2026. Qatar boasts a vibrant chemical industry saturated with world-class industries such as Qatar Vinyl Co., Qatar Fertilizer Co., and Qatar Petrochemical Co.

Qatar is pushing to become a major force in the global chemical market, making importation from China a very lucrative business. We've explained how you can import chemicals into Qatar from China.

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How Can I Import Chemicals To Qatar From China?

Importing chemicals into Qatar can be lucrative due to Qatar's booming chemical market. However, certain requirements, regulations, and documentation have been set in place by the Qatar government. Here are some of the basic regulations that have been put in place;

  • Everyone planning on importing into Qatar must have an import license, which is only issued to Qatari nationals, or a limited liability partner registered with the Ministry of Commerce.
  • You must submit certain documents if you want to clear imported goods at any port in Qatar. The documents include a customs declaration, certificate of origin, bill of lading, import license, and pro forma invoice.
  • The owner or a representative inspects Goods at the customs station.
  • Shipments without an official invoice, packing list, and official Certificate of Origin (COO) will not be cleared and will be returned to the origin.
  • Shipments, where the HS code of the good isn't written on the official invoice and Certificate Of Origin shall not be accepted for clearance.
  • The Certificate Of Origin details are mandatory for each commodity, carton, and material and should match the information on the invoice.

Which Companies are Pre-Shipment Inspection and Testing Agents in China?

To import chemicals into Qatar, the chemicals must undergo a pre-shipment inspection and testing by certified agents. The certified agents by Qatar for pre-shipment inspection and testing include:

Name

Country

Address

Telephone No & Email Address

SGS

China

No. 73 Fucheng Road

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, 100142

China

+86 (0) 10 6845 6699

 

 

Intertek

China

No.3 building Yuanzheng Science & Technology Park

 

CIS

China

Hong Kong

+86.138.2875.6517

[email protected]

 

 

Cotecna

China

Suite 2101, No. 989 Dong Fang Lu

Zhong Da Square,

Pu Dong Xin Qu

200122 Shangai

China

 

 

+86 21 68672300

[email protected]

 

How To Import Chemicals to Qatar From China: Step By Step

Importing chemicals into Qatar from China is an easy way to increase your profits and provide the Qatar chemical industry with more chemicals faster and more easily. You'd have to ensure you don't break any regulations or rules to avoid unnecessary complications. You need to know how it works to get through the process easier and faster. Here are the steps involved in importing chemicals into Qatar:

  • Find A Supplier

One of the most important processes for importing chemicals into Qatar is finding a supplier willing to supply you with the chemicals you want to buy. You can easily find a chemical supplier that's certified by the Group of Agricultural Trade and Tariffs (GAFTA) online. After you've developed a significant relationship with the supplier, you can get access to chemicals, making business lucrative for you and the supplier. Interestingly, Camachem is a Chinese chemical supply company you can trust with your chemical importation business.

  • Access Import Conditions

Before importing chemicals into Qatar, you must ensure you're okay with the import conditions. Ensure you're up-to-date with the regulations and restrictions that have been in place. Both Qatar and China have various terms and conditions that might change often, so it is important that you are up-to-date.

  • Obtain An Import License

Obtaining an import license is mandatory for importing chemicals into Qatar. Everyone planning on importing into Qatar must have an import license, which is only issued to Qatari nationals, or a limited liability partner registered with the Ministry of Commerce. You must be listed in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce Register and become a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • Present all necessary Documents.

You must present every necessary document for verification by the customs authorities. The necessary documents required to import chemicals into Qatar include; a commercial registration certificate, an official invoice, packing lists, a bill of lading or airway bill, a certificate of origin (COO), import permits, and an insurance certificate.

A copy of Qatar Certificate of Origin

  • Pass Property inspection

The Qatar Customs Authority (QCA) has to inspect and examine the chemicals to ensure they align with the necessary standards and regulations. Your goods have to be properly packaged and labeled to be able to pass the property inspection.

  • Obtain Payment Of Custom Duties and Taxes

Understanding how customs duties and taxes work in Qatar is important if you want to import chemicals. The Qatari government has imposed duties and taxes that have to be paid for imported chemicals. The customs duties vary between 5 and 20% based on the type of chemical being imported. After you've paid for the customs duties and taxes, you can obtain your payment slip, which will later be used to clear your chemicals.

  • Obtain Import Authorization Documents

Once the Qatar Custom Authority has carried out all the necessary inspections, you have to obtain import authorization documents, enabling you to finally collect your chemical at the port.

  • Collect Goods From Custom Point

After the inspection has been carried out and you've obtained the import authorization document, you can then proceed to collect your goods at the customs points.

Summary

Importing chemicals from China into Qatar can increase your profitability while providing access to a diverse and wide range of chemicals at an affordable price. Due to the nature of chemicals, they require proper handling, which is why several procedures must be completed before you can successfully import and collect your chemicals at any Qatar port.

How Can Camachem Help Me Import Chemicals in Qatar?

Camachem is a reliable company with a wealth of experience in shipping chemicals to different countries across the globe. The company has handled the exportation of chemicals from China to various countries, including Qatar. All you have to do is visit the website, make an order for any chemical of your choice, acquire appropriate approvals as indicated above, and we will handle the rest.

Our company has exported various chemicals to Qatar through Hamad Port. They include:

  1. DCP
  2. Caustic Soda Flakes
  3. Caustic Soda Pearls
  4. Sodium Bicarbonate
  5. Soda Ash (Dense and Light)
  6. Sodium Metabisulfite (SMBS)
  7. Sodium Sulfide
  8. SLES 70%
  9. Many others

Our company is reputable for producing, packing, and shipping chemicals in large quantities to clients across different continents. Therefore, once your documents are in place, you can contact Camachem to import the best chemicals.

Camachem Successfully Exported Chemicals to Qatar 

Camachem preparing Caustic Soda Flakes Shipment in Tianjin for Hamad Port

A package of Caustic Soda Pearl ready to be imported to Qatar

 

 Camachem Preparing SLES 70 Shipment to Hamad Port

 A chemical ready to be shipped to Qatar

 

A chemical ready to be shipped to Qatar