Posted on October 28, 2016

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Thursday announced the closure of a beauty centre in New Salata for one month for displaying and using various expired products. The closure comes as part of the intensive inspection campaign being carried out by the MEC to monitor and check price manipulation and expose violations pertaining to counterfeit goods and non-conformance with standards and specifications.

Inspectors fined the beauty centre and ordered its closure under Article No (7) of Law No 8 of 2008, which states: "Suppliers of goods must clearly display on product's labels and packaging a clear description of the type of the product and its ingredients. It is prohibited to describe, advertise or display any products that contain any misleading or false statements." The administrative closure Ad will be distributed at the expense of the violating company or shop in accordance with Article No (3) of Law No (8) on Consumer Protection. The ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of the Consumer Protection Law and its regulations, and will intensify inspection to crackdown on violations. The ministry urges all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through its channels.

source: Qatar Tribune