The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced the two-week closure of a beauty salon located in Al Gharafa over the display and sale of expired products.

The closure decision comes within the framework of its intensive inspection campaigns 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 two-week period in line with Article 7 of Law No 8 of 2008.

Article 7 compels suppliers to clearly display on the product’s package or label the type and nature of the item as well as other relevant data. The law also prohibits the display of fraudulent descriptions, advertisements and misleading statements.

The administrative closure declaration shall be published at the expense of the salon that has committed the violation in accordance with Article 3 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 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 application on smartphones available on iPhone and Android devices: MEC_QATAR

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