Our Role

We are a bi-cultural team that is multi-lingual and familiar with the culture and business needs of the Middle East and Latin America. Our team is prepared to provide guidance to American companies seeking entry into these markets.

Our Strategy

We will identify barriers into the markets and a strategy to overcome the barriers.

With certain exceptions, Qatar's foreign investment law limits foreign ownership of local entities to 49% of the entity's capital.

The Commercial Agents law requires all agency agreements to be exclusive agreements.

According to the U.S. Commerce's "Doing Business in Qatar" A Country Commercial Guide for U.S. companies: 2010 Edition, having a reliable local partner can mean the difference between success and failure in Qatar. However, U.S. firms advise not to rely too much on your local partner for all market intelligence and contacts affecting your business. It is advised that U.S. companies negotiate expatriate labor visa issues with their sponsors, agents, and partners in the early stages of contract negotiation – Amani will assist with this process.

More details about Qatar's Investment Law can be found in Rule 13.

Qatar / GCC Market Entry Services

Companies interested in the country of Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will receive dedicated support and assistance from Amani to ensure successful operation expansion into Qatar and/or the GCC. Establishing business operations in the region comes with its share of barriers and challenges; therefore Amani is dedicated to striving for successful outcomes for our clients.

Each Qatar/GCC market entry is unique and will not benefit from a template approach, which is why Amani will cater to client needs as they enter the foreign market. Amani will provide:

Business Planning and Strategy
Market Research
Partner Screening
Program Management
Entity Establishment