Consumer protection ‘main pillar of economic policy’
March 10 2016 12:14 AM
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HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani speaking at the workshop.

QNA/Doha

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has enhanced the role of its administrative departments in charge of protecting the interests of consumers, HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said.
Inaugurating an international workshop on effective protection for consumers and competition through cross-border co-operation, organised by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the GCC general secretariat and the US Federal Trade Commission, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani said the Ministry has enhanced the role of the committee on consumer protection and prevention of monopolistic practices.
Experts and specialists in consumer protection and competition protection are taking part in the two-day workshop.
HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim said organising the workshop comes as part of the Ministry’s commitment to employing the best regional and global practices in supporting consumer rights and benefiting from successful experiences in the protection of competition.
The Minister said the two aspects are among the most important pillars of Qatar’s economic policy and constitute a strong base for comprehensive development that the country aims to achieve in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The minister said the workshop will help in enriching Qatar’s experiences in the protection of consumers and competition and will be an opportunity to benefit from the best practices in the region and globally in this regard.



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