The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has seized 64 violations in January during intensive inspection campaigns to monitor the compliance of suppliers (shops) with their obligations under Law No. (8) of 2008 on consumer protection.
The campaigns came within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to monitor the markets and commercial activities in the country with the aim of controlling prices and detecting violations in a bid to protect the rights of consumers, the Ministry said in a press release on Sunday.
The inspection campaigns resulted in spotting 64 different violations, ranging from failing to issue invoices in Arabic, failing to clearly include all information related to the displayed product, using false and deceptive information when describing, advertising or displaying a product, among others.
Fines issued by the Ministry to the violating outlets included closures and financial penalties ranging from QR5,000 to QR30,000, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Consumer Protection Anti-Commercial Fraud Department.
The Ministry received (609) complaints in January, all of which have been dealt with and taken the necessary action to resolve.