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Posted On: 14 December 2021 10:36 am
Updated On: 14 December 2021 10:48 am

QR 500,000 fine and imprisonment for selling subsidized food items without license: MOCI

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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In a Tweet, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has said that it is prohibited to deal in subsidized goods without obtaining a license in accordance with Article No. (5) of the Subsidized Materials Law.

As per MOCI:

It is prohibited for the beneficiaries of the subsidy to resell the subsidized goods after purchasing them from those authorized to deal in them, or to offer them for sale or barter, or to dispose of them in any way, in violation of the provisions of Article No. (11) of this law. Non-beneficiaries of the subsidy are prohibited from possessing subsidized goods, in violation of the provisions of this law.

Prohibition of taking food supplies outside the country, and subsidized materials may not be introduced into the production of another product in accordance with Article 12 of Law No. 5 of 2017 regulating dealing in subsidized goods, and no person may enter any of the subsidized goods or part of them In the production of another product, except with a license from the competent department.

A fine of no more than (500,000) Qatari riyals and imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or one of the two penalties in accordance with Article No. (16) of the Subsidized Materials Law.

Without prejudice to any more severe penalty stipulated by another law, whoever violates any of the provisions of Articles (3), ( 10), (11), (12) of this law, and the penalties stipulated in the previous paragraph are doubled.

In the event of recurrence, the accused is considered a recidivist if he committed a similar crime within five years from the date of completion of the sentence imposed, or It is extinguished by the passage of time, and all crimes stipulated in this law shall be considered identical with regard to cases of return

Source and cover image: MOCI