The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced a one-month administrative closure of a beauty centre, located in Al Mirqab Al Jadeed over the sale of expired beauty products.
The closure comes within the framework of inspection campaigns carried out by the ministry in an effort to monitor the market and commercial activity in the State of Qatar.
The action is also meant to offset price manipulation and expose violations pertaining to counterfeit goods and non-conformance with standard specifications.
Inspectors from the Ministry fined the centre and ordered its closure for a one month period in line with article (7) of law number (8) of 2008. The law stipulates that suppliers of goods shall prominently display on product labels a clear description of goods and their ingredients and refrain from posting any misleading or false statements.
The administrative closure is published on the ministry’s website as well as two daily newspapers at the offending centre’s own expense in line with article (3) of law no (8) on consumer protection.
The Ministry said it is determined to protect consumer rights and added that it will intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on all violations of the consumer protection law.
Violators of laws and ministerial decrees will be referred to the competent authorities to take appropriate action against perpetrators in order to protect the rights of consumers.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has urged all consumers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud department and send complaints and suggestions through the following communication channels: Hotline: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_QatarLast updated: February 28 2016 09:33 PM
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