HH the Emir Issues Laws on Civil Defense, Business Advisory Services

Doha, August 29 (QNA) – HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on Wednesday issued Law No. (9) of 2012 to amend some provisions of Law No. (13) of 1977 on civil defense. HH the Emir also issued Law No. (10) of 2012 on the organization of business advisory services. The two laws are effective from the date of their issue and are to be published in the Official Gazette. HH the Emir Issues Ratification Documents

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani issued a ratification document approving the agreement between the governments of the State of Qatar and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on exemption of holders of a diplomatic, service or special passport from the requirement to obtain an entry visa, which was signed on 24 January 2010 in Algiers.
HH the Emir also issued an instrument of ratification approving a draft agreement between the governments of the State of Qatar and Ireland on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital gains as well as the attached draft protocol, which were signed on 21 June 2012 in Doha.

HH the Emir Issues Two Decrees

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on Wednesday issued Decree No. (54) of 2012 to approve the joining of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, and to have the force of law according to Article (68) of the constitution.
HH the Emir also issued Decree No. (55) of 2012 to approve the joining of the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, and to have the force of law according to Article (68) of the constitution.
The two decrees are effective from the date of their issue and are to be published in the Official Gazette. (QNA)

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