Ministry of Commerce and Industry cracks down on 40 violations in October 2020

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Ministry of Commerce and Industry Qatar
Intensive inspection campaigns to monitor the compliance of suppliers with laws and regulations governing commercial activities.
 
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has carried out intensive inspection campaigns to monitor the compliance of suppliers (retail outlets) with their obligations under laws and resolutions regulating commercial activities including law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, and Ministerial Resolution No. 243 of 2016 on the licensing requirements and regulations to engage in street vendor activities.
 
 
The inspection campaigns come within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities in a bid to uncover and crack down on violations.
 
The inspection campaigns resulted in 40 penalties for violations by retail outlets and street vendors. Violations included conducting unlicensed activities, the failure to comply with the general and special requirements for retail outlets, the opening and management of a store without a license, and operating as a street vendor without a commercial license.
 
The Ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any violations of obligations under Law No. 5 of 2015 and Ministerial Decision No. 243 of 2016, and will intensify its inspection campaigns to crackdown on violations. The Ministry said it will refer any party in violation of laws and Ministerial decisions to competent authorities, who will, in turn, take appropriate action against violators in order to protect consumer rights.
 
The Ministry urges all merchants and shop owners to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing commercial activities and to review them on its website www.moci.gov.qa to avoid legal accountability and penalties.
 
The Ministry urges all citizens and residents to report violations regarding registration and commercial licensing procedures through the following channels:
 
– Call Centre: 16001
– Email: info@moci.gov.qa
– The accounts of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on social networks
Twitter: @MOCIQATAR
Instagram: MOCIQATAR
 
– The app of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on iPhone and Android devices: MOCIQATAR

Source: MoCI Qatar

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