The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced the closure of two branches of a commercial company in Al Wakra and Al Aziziyah, as well as shutting down the company's delivery application on social media sites, for one month each, for violating Article No 10 of Law No 8 of 2008 Consumer Protection, and Article No 4 of Ministerial Resolution No. 1 of 2011 regarding controls for setting prices of vegetables and fruits.
The violation comprised non-compliance with the mandatory price bulletin for vegetables and fruits, and failure to abide by the principles and controls for any increase in prices.
This measure comes as part of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by the MoCI to monitor markets and commercial activities in Qatar, with the aim of controlling prices and uncovering abuses and fraudulent, counterfeit, and non-conforming goods, the ministry said in a statement.
In this regard, the MoCI stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No. 8 of 2008 on Consumer Protection and its executive bylaws.
The ministry is working to intensify its inspection campaigns to control violating practices, and to refer violators of laws and ministerial decisions to the competent authorities to take the needed due measures.
The MoCI has also urged all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions through the call centre: 16001; Twitter: @MOCIQATAR; and Instagram: MOCIQATAR
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