Ministry of Commerce & Industry carries out inspection campaign on unlicensed factory in South Muaither

December 22, 2021



The Ministry of Commerce & Industry conducted an inspection campaign on a factory operating a business without a commercial license, in one of the villas in South Muaither.

The campaign resulted in releasing a number of violations and seizing quantities of concentrated solutions of an unknown source that were used to manufacture perfumes, incense and scented oud, in addition to taking stickers bearing the World Cup logo on counterfeit perfumes. This practice is in violation of Articles No. (6) and (7) of Law No. (8) of 2008 on Consumer Protection, as well as of Law No. (10) of 2021 regarding the Measures for Hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


The campaign forms part of the Ministry’s efforts to monitor and regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar, and to assess the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities, in a bid to uncover and curb violations.


The Ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated by law, and that it would intensify its inspection campaigns to deal with such practices. Any party that violates laws and Ministerial decisions will be referred to the relevant authorities, who would respond appropriately 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 official website to avoid legal accountability.

The Ministry also urges all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions related to registration and commercial licensing through the following authorized channels:

  • Call Center: 16001
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