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Wednesday, 05 October 2022 12:01 GMT

Ministry Takes Action Against Retail Outlet Selling Counterfeit Products On Social Media


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, carried out a joint inspection campaign on a retail outlet operating without a commercial license in a house in Msheireb, in violation of Article No. (6) of Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection.

The inspection campaign resulted in issuing a violation against the retail outlet for displaying and selling counterfeit products and goods bearing international marks on social media platforms, as well as for practicing the commercial activity without obtaining the necessary licensing. The due legal measures were taken against the violators.

These inspection campaigns are part of the Ministry's efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities across Qatar, and control prices, as well as detect abuses, and commodities that are falsified, counterfeit, or non-conforming to standard specifications.

Violating Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection exposes perpetrators to penalties ranging from administrative closure to financial fines between three thousand and one million Qatari Riyals.
In this regard, the Ministry 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 due measures.

The Ministry urged all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions through the Call Centre: 16001.

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