Ministry of Commerce and Industry carries out joint inspection campaign on commercial establishments in the fodder market in Abu Nakhla

June 22, 2022

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, conducted a joint inspection campaign, on retail outlets in the fodder market in Abu Nakhla, in order to follow up on establishments’ compliance to special requirements on providing and selling fodder, and to ensure the stability of prices.

Covering 62 shops, the inspection campaign resulted in releasing 8 violations against a number of fodder retail outlets. Violations ranged from non-compliance with the requirements of contracting with shops and central markets, and the failure of shops to provide their services to consumers through the staff of the facility itself.

Moreover, 44 violating workers were arrested, and they were referred to the competent authorities at the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against them.

These inspection campaign comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to protect consumers’ rights by maintaining price stability, controlling markets, cracking down on abuses and commodities that are falsified, counterfeit, or non-conforming to standard specifications, in addition to ensuring the implementation of the Consumer Protection Law by placing price tags and information on goods, as well as issuing invoices.

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 also urges all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions through the following channels:

– Call Centre: 16001

– The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s social media accounts:

– Twitter @MOCIQATAR

– Instagram MOCIQATAR