The Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance H E Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari delivered the first tracking number to QLife Pharma.
The handing over of the tracking number occurred in the presence of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) CEO, Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, and Mohamed Hassan Al-Malki, Assistant Undersecretary for Industry Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
This comes on the occasion of QDB's inauguration of the Qatari Product Coding and Tracking Office, in a step that is the first of its kind in Qatar, and in appreciation of the efforts made by the pharmaceutical industries sector in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister said on this occasion: “The launch of the Qatari Product Coding and Tracking Office comes within the framework of the country's strategy and efforts to improve the quality of national products and enhance their competitiveness in all local, regional and global markets. Furthermore, it is an affirmation of the remarkable development Qatar has achieved in the industrial sector."
His Excellency added that this step “constitutes an incentive for the private sector to continue its efforts toward the development of local industries and the enhancement of their production and export capabilities in a manner that supports their expansion and access to global markets."
QDB CEO marked the importance of this step for Qatari companies, adding: “After obtaining the approval of the General Assembly of the GS1, we worked diligently to establish an office in Doha.
Today we celebrate the launch of the first Qatari product with a national tracking number, and we aspire for this step to be the start of new horizons for our national products, whether at the level of local or international circulation, in order to achieve our strategy and Qatar's national vision."