Posted on July 19, 2018

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has shut down a commercial company specialized in sale of women's clothing and accessories in Muaither for one month over display and sale of counterfeit travel bags bearing international trademarks.

The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities in order to crack down on violations as well as fraudulent, counterfeit and substandard products and to combat price manipulation by retail outlets. Counterfeit products were seized and the department penalized the company and issued a one-month administrative closure decision in line with article (7) of law number (8) of 2008. Article 7 compels suppliers to clearly display on the product’s package or label the type and nature of the item as well as other relevant data. The law also prohibits the display of fraudulent descriptions, advertisements and misleading statements.”

The ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of Consumer Protection Law and its regulation and will intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on violations. The ministry said it will refer those who violate laws and ministerial decrees to competent authorities, who will in turn take appropriate action against perpetrators in order to protect consumer rights. The ministry urged all consumers to report violations or submit complaints and suggestions to its consumer protection and anti-commercial fraud department.

source: The Peninsula