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Posted On: 30 December 2021 10:39 am
Updated On: 30 December 2021 11:16 am

Action taken against retail outlets and street vendors in Qatar for violations

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MOI), conducted joint inspection campaigns on retail outlets and street vendors across Qatar, including the areas of Mukaynis, Fereej Al-Asmakh and Fereej Abdel Aziz.

The investigations resulted in releasing nine violations against a number of retail outlets for committing breaches of the law. These included failing to write the commercial registration number on the shop sign, neglecting to match the trade name with the name on the premises sign, repairing cars outside the retail premises and engaging in an activity that is not listed in the commercial registry.

Moreover, three violations were released against street vendors for practicing their activities without obtaining a commercial license. Perpetrators were referred to the relevant authorities to take the necessary legal measures, as per MOCI.

In this regard, the Ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, as well as noncompliance with Ministerial Resolution No. (243) of 2016 on the licensing requirements and regulations to engage in street vendor activities and the Ministerial circular on the car repair and maintenance shops in cities and commercial streets.

The Ministry is working to intensify its inspection campaigns to control violating practices, and to refer those who infringe laws and Ministerial decisions to the relevant authorities in order to take the appropriate measures.

Source and cover image credit: MOCI