Ministry of Economy and Trade Seizes Counterfeit Watches

July 02, 2013

During an inspection campaign conducted by the anti-commercial fraud section of the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy and Trade, as part of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and economic activities in Qatar in accordance with Law No. 8 of 2008, 32 counterfeit watches carrying labels of famous international brands in addition to 105 counterfeit watch frames were seized in a store at the Old Al Ghanim area.
The sale of counterfeit watches constitutes a violation of the provisions of Article 7 of the law, which pertains to consumer protection and reads: “In exhibiting any goods for trading, the supplier is liable to clearly state, on their cover or pack, the kind, nature and components of the goods and all the information related thereto.
This is required to be made as specified in the Executive Regulations of this law. If the use of goods involves any risks, there should be a clear warning of such risks. Supplier(s) are prohibited from describing, advertising or exhibiting the goods using false or deceptive information.”
HE Sheikh Jassim bin Jabor bin Hassan Al-Thani, director of the Consumer Protection Department, has asserted that the ministry would take all steps needed to protect consumer rights.