The inspection campaigns carried out by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in December 2019 resulted in the detection of 160 violations.
The violations were non-compliance with compulsory pricing, non-Arabization of bills, announcing an offer without obtaining the necessary license from the competent department, exhibiting products that have expired, non-compliance with the bulletin prices of vegetables and fruits, failure to announce prices and violations related to description of the commodity and advertisement or displaying prices in a manner that contains false or deceptive data.
The penalties included administrative closure and financial fines which vary between QR 5,000 and QR 30,000 according to the laws and decisions governing the work of consumer protection departments.
The ministry confirmed it will be firm against all those negligent and not complying with the consumer protection law and its executive regulations. It also confirmed it will intensify its inspection campaigns to control such practices and refer all violators to the concerned entities to take the appropriate measures against them to protect the consumer.
The ministry called on all consumers to report any violations to the ministry.
Source: Qatar News Agency
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