07 May 2018 – 14:28
Doha: The Ministry of Economy and Commerce carried out intensive inspections last April to monitor the compliance of shops with their obligations under the Consumer Protection Law.
The campaign resulted in the seizure and issuance of 91 violations, which ranging from not advertising prices, no Arabic translation in bills, announcing sales without prior permission and failing to commit to prices of vegetables and fruits bulletin.
The inspection campaigns are within the efforts undertaken by the Ministry’s keenness on monitoring markets and commercial activities in the country with the aim of controlling prices and detecting violations in order to protect the rights of consumers.
The penalties for these violations range between administrative closure and financial fines ranging between QR5000 to QR30000, according to the laws and decisions governing the work of consumer protection department.
The Ministry affirmed that it will be firm in the face of all those who neglect to carry out their obligations under the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations. The Ministry also will intensify its inspection campaigns to control such practices and will transfer those violating the laws and ministerial decisions to the competent authorities to take appropriate measures against them.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce urged all consumers to report any irregularities or violations through its communication channels. (QNA)