The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has carried an inspection campaign, jointly with Qatar Petroleum, on retail outlets in Mesaieed Industrial City, in a bid to monitor the degree of compliance with laws and resolutions regulating commercial activities, including Law No. (5) of 2005 on Commercial Registration, and Law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors.
This campaign resulted in the seizure and recording of two violations, namely commercial license expiration, and failure to comply with the general and special requirements.
The inspection campaign comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts to monitor and regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar, and monitor the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities, in a bid to uncover and crack down on violations.
The Ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2005 and Law No. (5) of 2015, and that it would intensify its inspection campaigns to crackdown on such practices. The Ministry said it would refer any party that violates laws and Ministerial decisions to competent authorities, who would take appropriate measures against violators in order to protect consumer rights.
The Ministry urges all merchants and shopkeepers to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing commercial activities, and invites to review them on its website www.moci.gov.qa to avoid legal accountability and penalties.
The Ministry also urges all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions related to registration and commercial licensing through the following channels:
– Call Center: 16001
– The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s social media accounts:
– Twitter @MOCIQATAR
– Instagram MOCIQATAR