Ministry of Commerce and Industry issues violation against factory in new industrial area

June 14, 2022
For importing products from Asian countries and displaying them as national products

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, conducted an inspection campaign on factories in the new industrial area, in order to monitor the extent to which suppliers comply with Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection.

These inspection campaigns are 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.

The inspection campaign resulted in the seizure of a factory that tampered with the country of origin, and sold counterfeit goods, such as LED lamps, in violation of Article No. (6) of Law No. (8) of 2008 regarding Consumer Protection. 2080 samples were seized, and 50 samples were recalled.

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 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 Center: 16001

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

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