QDB Supports Qatari SMEs Through Uniform Customs Procedures Workshop

 QDB successfully concluded its workshop titled “Uniform Customs Procedures for Documentary Credits Workshop” (UCPDC), to identify best practices in management of international commercial and enhance the businesses productivity.

The workshop was presented by Mr. Vincent O’Brien, Chair, ICC Banking Commission, Market Intelligence Group (MIG) and saw in attendance professionals from the finance community as well as those interested in the

export sector and the wider business community. The event, which was held at the “W” hotel Doha, saw the participation of 150 SMEs.
The workshop underscores the bank’s commitment in supporting and assisting the development of Qatari companies by providing export credit guarantees and financial solutions designed to mitigate risk for exporters.


Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of QDB, said: “This workshop embodies our commitment to identify and strengthen the knowledge of the requirements of export documentary credits according to international standards and practices. We aim at providing Qatari companies with financial solutions, credit insurance and advisory services, which will contribute to boosting their export capabilities.”

“Qatari Exports have earned a special reputation in a competitive trade atmosphere, and QDB has been always at the forefront position when it comes to supporting SMEs and the private sector in general,” he added.

QDB’s export arm, Tasdeer, was created to develop and promote Qatari businesses, providing export credit guarantees and financial solutions designed to mitigate risk for exporters. The bank also provides consulting services in to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses. This includes feasibility studies, market research and other services that help SMEs in Qatar build the right skills and grow their businesses. 

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