Certificate of Conformity for exports to Qatar


Exports to Qatar of Vehicle Spare Parts, Vehicle Tyres and some Electrical Products require a mandatory Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for Customs clearance.

The Government of the State of Qatar, through the Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade – Department of Consumer Protection and the Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QGOSM), has issued a set of strict rules regulating the import and sale of Vehicle Spare Parts and Vehicle Tyres.

Exporters to Qatar need to be aware that strict rules regulating the import and sale of Vehicle Spare Parts and Vehicle Tyres have been implemented and require a CoC. This has now been extended to a limited number of Electrical Products.

The Circular issued by the Authority states that “Qatar's customs authorities will not allow the import of  regulated products, unless they are accompanied by a CoC issued by an approved body from the country of origin.  It also stated that, in case of non-compliance of GSO standards, heavy fine will be imposed on the importers.

The following products are regulated in the Qatari conformity programme for the first and second phases of implementation:

  • Vehicle Tyres
  • Safety Belts
  • Wheel Rims
  • Brake Pads
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Electric Irons
  • Hair Dryers

Vehicle Tyres are included in the programme, but do not require separate CoC as Qatari Customs and QGOSM will accept Gulf Standard Organization (GSO) conformity certificates instead of CoCs for tyre shipments exported to Qatar.

Every consignment of imported goods, which contain regulated products, shall be accompanied by a CoC issued by an authorized body prior to shipment.

The CoC is a mandatory Customs clearance document in Qatar submitted by the Importer for the clearance of regulated shipments.

The CoC confirms that the regulated products are in compliance with the applicable Qatar/GSO Standards or its international equivalent standards.

Exporters of regulated products to Qatar can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for CoCs.

Contact our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.

Apply NOW from anywhere in the UK by contacting our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or email