The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced the one-week closure of a beauty salon located in Al Waab over the use of expired products.
The closure decision comes within the framework of its intensive inspection campaign to monitor markets and commercial activities in order to crack down on violations, price manipulation and counterfeit and substandard products, the ministry has said in a statement.
The beauty salon was fined and closed for a one-week period in line with Article 6 of Law No 8 of 2008. Article 6 prohibits the sale, display and promotion of substandard, counterfeit and fraudulent products.
A product is considered fraudulent if it fails to meet the standards, is unusable or has expired.
The administrative closure declaration shall be published at the expense of the beauty salon that has 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 MEC website and in two daily newspapers at the expense of the violator.
The ministry has stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of the Consumer Protection Law and its regulations. It will intensify its inspection campaigns and refer those who violate laws and ministerial decrees to the competent authorities, who will, in turn, take appropriate action against the perpetrators in order to protect consumer rights.
The MEC has urged all consumers to report violations or submit complaints and suggestions to its consumer protection and anti-commercial fraud department through the call centre: 16001, email: [email protected], Twitter: MEC_QATAR, Instagram: MEC_QATAR and the ministry’s app available on iPhone and Android devices: MEC_QATAR
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