The ‎ Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the Communications Regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. The CRA regulates the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector, postal services, access to digital media and spectrum. The CRA encourages and supports an open and competitive Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector that provides advanced, innovative, and reliable communications services. Balancing the rights of consumers with the needs of service providers is at the heart of everything the CRA does.

Code on Advertising, Marketing and Branding

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The document on this page is the Advertising Code issued by CRA to monitor advertisements and promotions of related products and services in Qatar.  The Code clarifies the obligations of telecommunications service providers towards increased consumer protection.  The Code specifies how the CRA will ensure  compliance. The Code requires that advertisements and information provided to consumers should be fair, truthful and accurate, and should not be misleading. This obligation is underpinned by more detailed provisions for advertisements comparing competing products, special offers, broadcast advertisements, etc.