The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has announced the two-week closure of an electrical appliances and sanitary installations company, located in Madinat Khalifa South, for displaying and selling expired silicone.

The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities in order to crack down on violations, price manipulation, and counterfeit and substandard products.

The company was fined and closed for a two-week period in line with article (6) of law number (8) of 2008. The law prohibits the sale, display and promotion of substandard, counterfeit and fraudulent products. A product is considered fraudulent if it fails to meet standards or has expired.

The administrative closure declaration shall be published at the expense of the company that committed the violation in accordance with Article (18) of Law No. (8) on Consumer Protection. The law stipulates that the closure decision shall be published on the Ministry's website and in two daily newspapers at the expense of the company.

The Ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of Consumer Protection Law and its regulation. The Ministry said it will refer those who violate laws and ministerial decrees to competent authorities, who will in turn take appropriate action against 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: Call centre: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_Qatar

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