The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has carried out a surprise inspection of retail shops in Souq Al Haraj in Doha’s Najma area to monitor the compliance of suppliers (retail shops) with their obligations under Law No 8 of 2008 on consumer protection as well as their commitment to regulations and ministerial decisions.
The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities in order to crack down on price manipulation and violations as well as to protect consumer rights.
The inspectors fined 11 shops for failing to display prices in violation of law number (8) of 2008. The campaign resulted in fines of QR6,000 per violation.
The ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of the Consumer Protection Law and its regulations, and will intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on violations. The ministry said it will refer those who violate laws and ministerial decrees to competent authorities, who will in turn take appropriate action against the perpetrators in order to protect consumer rights.
The MEC has urged all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through the following channels: Hotline: 16001, e-mail: [email protected]
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