Ministry of Commerce and Industry cracks down on shop in Al Sadd for selling and displaying counterfeit goods and products

August 31, 2022

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in coordination with the concerned authorities, cracked down on a shop in the Al-Sadd for displaying and selling counterfeit leather goods and bags bearing international brands. This act comes in violation of Article No. (6) of Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection.

The campaign resulted in issuing a violation against the shop, and the necessary legal measures were taken against the perpetrator.

This measure forms part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’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 the needed 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