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MEC inspections at Souq Al Watan uncover violations

MEC inspections at Souq Al Watan uncover violations

The campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities across Qatar to fight commercial fraud and uncover violations to protect consumer rights.

Apple fined millions by Australian court over false iPhone claims

Apple fined millions by Australian court over false iPhone claims

Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after an operating system update disabled their devices.

Four cafes penalised for operating without licence

Four cafes penalised for operating without licence

The MEC detected the violation during a surprise inspection campaign that targeted a number of commercial activities at the shopping tent in order to monitor the compliance of shops with laws.

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany over its handling of sensitive personal data that enables it to micro-target online advertising.

Shop Qatar: MEC intensifies inspection in malls

Shop Qatar: MEC intensifies inspection in malls

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has intensified inspection campaigns targeting malls amid the launch of the second edition of the Shop Qatar festival, it was announced on Sunday.

Ministry penalises eight car repair workshops

Ministry penalises eight car repair workshops

The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the MEC’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities, crack down on price manipulation and uncover violations in a bid to protect consumer rights.

MEC cracks down on price manipulation, consumer rights violations

MEC cracks down on price manipulation, consumer rights violations

An intensified monitoring and inspection campaign launched by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) in July yielded 128 violations from various retail outlets in Qatar, it was announced.

Tens of thousands stranded by Sri Lanka doctors' strike

Tens of thousands stranded by Sri Lanka doctors' strike

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said Saturday.

AC dealers get extension to clear stocks

AC dealers get extension to clear stocks

Agents and distributors of air-conditioners (ACs) in Qatar have been given time until January 1, 2017 to clear their stocks before the prescribed specifications for energy-saving ACs (window and split) come into effect.

Beauty centre closed for using expired products

Beauty centre closed for using expired products

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced closure of a beauty centre at a resort in Ras Abu Aboud area for one month for supplying and using expired products.

Electrical outlet shut for selling fake cables, paint brushes

Electrical outlet shut for selling fake cables, paint brushes

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has enforced a one-month administrative closure on an electrical appliance outlet in Najma area for displaying and selling counterfeit and substandard cables and paint brushes.

MEC helps protect consumer rights

MEC helps protect consumer rights

The Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has helped address consumer rights violations at different commercial outlets in Qatar.