The Ministry of Commerce and Industry seizes car maintenance service centre for falsely marking used oils as new

February 19, 2022
During an inspection campaign on outlets in Umm Salal

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry identified a violation against a car maintenance service centre during an inspection campaign atoutlets in Umm Salal, aimed at monitoringcompliance with Law No. (8) of 2008 onConsumer Protection.

The centre refilled used oils in containersmarked as new oils, a practice that is in violation of Article No. (6) of Law No. (8) of 2008 onConsumer Protection: “No defective or adulterated commodity shall be sold, displayed, presented, promoted, or advertised. The commodity shall be deemed to be adulterated or defective where it does not conform to the prescribed standard specifications, is unfit for use, or has expired.”

The inspection campaign comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts to protect consumer rights; monitor markets and commercial activities across Qatar; control prices; and detect abuses and commodities that are falsified, counterfeit, or non-conforming to standard specifications.

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 also 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 respective measures.

The Ministry 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:

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