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Posted On: 15 November 2020 09:15 pm
Updated On: 16 November 2020 12:04 am

MOCI carries out inspection campaign around Doha

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Municipality and Environment carried out inspection campaigns during which 10 reports of violations were issued for a number of shops and street vendors, in addition to five notices for violating shops to amend their status in the licenses and commercial records.

The Ministry stated, in a statement, that these intensive inspection campaigns covered a number of shops, street vendors and old houses in different parts of the country, and aimed at monitoring their compliance with the laws and regulations governing the practice of commercial activities, and law No. 5 of 2015 regarding similar commercial, industrial and public shops and street vendors, and Ministerial Resolution No. 243 of 2016 on the licensing requirements and regulations to engage in street vendor activities.

The Ministry explained that the violations includes non-adherence to "EHTERAZ" application, diversification of activities, failure to meet the general and special requirements for shops, opening and practicing an activity without a license (a car repair workshop) inside one of the old houses, and violations by a number of street vendors engaging in activities without a commercial license.

The inspection campaigns come within the framework of the Ministry's efforts to regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities in a bid to uncover and crackdown on violations.

The Ministry urges all merchants and shop owners to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing commercial activities and to review them on its website to avoid legal accountability and penalties.

The Ministry urges all citizens and residents to report violations regarding registration and commercial licensing procedures through their

Source: QNA

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