v. 14 – 2020/02
See also UAE.
|Market Executive Summary||The State of Qatar is following the common practice for the Gulf countries towards drug traceability using the GS1 Standards, aligning on the use of GS1 DataMatrix with 4 data elements.
Note that industry reports a high degree of uncertainty, with the compliance deadlines in some instances not being enforced. The advice from Excellis to our customers is to ensure that:
In May 2020, the Ministry of Public Health issued a tender to establish a comprehensive National system for tracking and tracing of pharmaceuticals throughout the entire pathway from strategic, regulatory, and patient safety objectives. This will presumably align with the published compliance dates, but no further details are known at this time.