An inspection campaign carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on shops in Al Aziziya has resulted in the imposition of nine fines for different violations.
The violations included failing to meet the general and special conditions for commercial shops, expired commercial licences, introducing amendments to the licensed shop and changing the outlet’s location, the MEC said in a statement.
The violating shops were also compelled to modify their status in commercial licences and records, the ministry added.
The MEC had launched the surprise inspection campaign targeting a number of retail outlets in Al Aziziya in order to monitor the compliance of shops with laws and regulations governing commercial activities.
The campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities in order to crack down on violations and uncover irregularities, the statement said.
The MEC has urged merchants and shop owners to abide by regulations and laws governing commercial activities. It has also invited merchants and shop owners to learn about laws and regulations governing commercial activities by visiting the ministry’s website on www.mec.gov.qa to avoid legal accountability and fines.
The ministry has urged all consumers to report violations or submit complaints and suggestions through the call centre: 16001, email: [email protected], Twitter: MEC_QATAR, Instagram: MEC_QATAR and the app on iPhone and Android devices: MEC_QATAR
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