Ministry of Economy and Commerce shuts down restaurant for two weeks over violations of consumer protection laws

February 07, 2016

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has announced the administrative closure of a fish restaurant at one of the country’s popular commercial malls for two weeks over the sale of Samman fish labeled as Hamour.
The inspection campaign come within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor commercial activities and crack down on consumer right violations, price manipulation, counterfeit products and substandard goods.
Inspectors from the Ministry fined the restaurant and compelled its closure for two weeks in line with article 7 of law number of 2008.
The law stipulates that suppliers of goods shall clearly display on product labels a clear description of the goods and their ingredients and refrain from posting any misleading or false statements.
The restaurant was compelled to publish the administrative closure decision on the ministry’s website and two daily newspapers at its own expense in line with article 3 of law number 8 on consumer protection.
The Ministry said it is determined to protect consumer rights and added it will intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on all violations of the consumer protection law. The Ministry said it will refer violators of laws and ministerial decrees to the competent authorities to take appropriate action against perpetrators in order to protect the rights of consumers.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce urges all consumers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud department and send complaints and suggestions through the following communication channels:
Hotline: 16001
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