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Qatar

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open

Open

What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Low Risk

Low Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Qatar

Qatar is a very wealthy country due to its gas reserves. The country boasts one of the highest per capital income, lowest unemployment levels and real GDP growth of over 10.7% per annum since 2008. Much like many other Middle Eastern countries, Qatar is looking to diversify its economy away from natural gas and increase private and foreign investment in non-energy sectors. Qatar's successful FIFA 2022 world cup bid is expected to accelerate large-scale infrastructure projects which present new opportunities for Canadian supply.
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water 
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power
  • Rail
  • Telecom
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC