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Posted On: 24 November 2019 08:49 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

National product logo compulsory on all Qatari goods: MOCI

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) issues mandatory requirements for the use of a national product logo on all agricultural, manufactured and semi-manufactured products sold within Qatar with the aim of supporting national products and marketing in local markets.

The MOCI issued the following mandatory requirements:

  1. All manufacturers,producers and sales outlets who have obtained the necessary approvals and official licenses are allowed to use the logo.
  2. The logo can be used on all locally manufactured and semi-manufactured products.
  3. The logo shall appear on the front cover of the product’s packaging or a place which is clearly visible to the consumer, while taking into consideration not to place the label under the product
  4. Logo stickers can be placed on shipping and distribution vehicles and must be designed to be proportionate to the size of the vehicle.
  5. The logo can be placed on advertising materials for marketing purposes.
  6. It is prohibited to use the logo on products intended for export. The phrase 'Made in Qatar' may be used in this case.
  7. It is a requirement to adhere to design guidelines.
  8. Changing the shape or content of the logo is prohibited.

Inquiries may be submitted to the department for the Promotion of National Product Competitiveness at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry or send an email to [email protected].

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