This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Change in regulations: Import of cheese into Qatar

in Qatar

Trade barrier summary

The rules regarding the importation of white cheese products into Qatar were changed in 2019, making it almost impossible to import other than by air freight. Qatar now requires that selected imported products have a 45-day shelf life with 80% of it remaining when the product arrives in Qatar.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

17 June 2019

Last updated

25 November 2021

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