Qatar - Customs and duties
Import licenses are not required except for liquor (consumption of which is limited to non-Muslims). Customs duties are 4% on almost all commodities except for alcoholic beverages (100%), tobacco and cigarettes (150%), and records and phonographs (15%). A 20% protective tariff is imposed on cement, steel bars, and other products that compete with goods produced in Qatar. The importing of pork and any goods from Israel or South Africa is forbidden. Qatar is a member of the World Trade Organization and the Gulf Cooperation Council, through which it signed a free trade agreement that provides duty-free access to goods from GCC member nations.