Under the slogan “Consumer Protection: Rights and Duties”, Ministry of Business and Trade begins the events of the 8th Gulf Consumer Protection Week

March 10, 2013

Within the framework of the participation of the State of Qatar in the activities of the Gulf Consumer Protection Week that begins in the first of March of each year, the Ministry of Business and Trade organized this year a number of events and activities under the supervision and regulation of the Consumer Protection Department, in celebration of the eighth GCC Consumer Protection Week, held this year, in conjunction with the rest of the GCC countries, under the slogan ” Consumer Protection: Rights and Duties”.
HE Sheikh/ Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Director of Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Business and Trade, inaugurated the eighth Gulf Week Exhibition at Landmark mall, as an announcement of the launch of the related events that include an exhibition to distinguish between original and counterfeit goods, a photographs exhibition of seizures and irregularities, children’s corner with a guide “Morshed”, lectures, educational visits to schools, in addition to the distribution of brochures, awareness booklets and souvenirs.
It should be noted that coordination was made by the ministry with malls and shops operating in the country for the announcement of special promotions to mark the occasion, especially that such events and programs aim to inform and educate the consumer about his rights and duties as well as the proper ways and positive habits of buying, such as keeping the purchase invoice and making sure of the warranty validity and the right to benefit from the after-sales services in the best way. These events aim also to educate the consumer about the ways of detecting and distinguishing between original, counterfeit and fake goods, thing that helps to consolidate the culture of consumer awareness among the Qatari and Gulf community.
The exhibition attracted many visitors at Landmark, who expressed their appreciation and admiration of the contents of the exhibition and the souvenirs provided to them, as well as the valuable information gained from visiting the exhibition.
The visitors were keen to ask the CPD representatives about the proper ways of buying, noting that most of the questions were centered on the detection methods of the counterfeit goods and the ways to complain to the department. They emphasized that the department spares no effort in receiving and resolving all the problems faced by the consumers according to the related laws and regulations.
The exhibition and associated activities will be held until March 15. The Consumer Protection Department calls the public to visit the exhibition at Landmark and have a look on the Department’s activities organized for the 8th GCC Consumer Protection Week.