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Posted On: 5 December 2020 05:28 pm
Updated On: 5 December 2020 05:30 pm

MOCI seizes 44 stores for violations during the inspection

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) announced that it carried out, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, inspection campaigns that resulted in the seizure of 44 violations, which varied between opening and practicing an activity without a license, and failure to meet the general and special requirements for commercial stores.

The ministry said, in a statement, that the campaigns targeted workshops and stores within residential neighborhoods in different regions of the country, with the aim of monitoring the extent of compliance with laws and regulations governing the practice of commercial activities, and the extent of compliance with Law No. (5) of 2015 regarding similar industrial and general commercial shops and street vendors.

The ministry emphasized that these inspection campaigns come within the framework of the Ministry's keenness to regulate and monitor markets and commercial activities in the country, and to monitor the extent of compliance with laws and regulations governing the practice of commercial activities with the aim of controlling violations and uncovering violations.

The ministry stressed that it will firmly confront everyone who neglects their obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2015, and will work to intensify its inspection campaigns to control such practices, violation, and refer everyone who violates laws and ministerial decisions to the competent authorities to take appropriate measures in order to protect consumers' rights.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry urged all merchants and shopkeepers to adhere to the laws and regulations for conducting commercial activities in force, and also called for visiting the Ministry of Commerce and Industry website to avoid legal accountability.

The ministry also urged all consumers to report any violations via the call center (16001), or by e-mail to, and the ministry's accounts on social media, Twitter MOCIQATAR, Instagram, MOCIQATAR, and the MOCIQATAR application on mobile phones.

Source: Qatar News Agency