Qatar Ministries launch inspection campaigns on retail outlets, street vendors

  • 1 month ago

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, jointly with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and Ministry of Public Health, launched inspection campaigns on retail outlets and street vendors in various areas.

The campaigns resulted in the seizure and release of 24 violations, of which the most prominent were: commercial license expiration, failure to comply with the general and special requirements and practicing street vending without a commercial license.

The inspection campaign comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts to monitor and regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar, and monitor the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities, in a bid to uncover and crack down on violations.

In earlier reports, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, stated that it would intensify its inspection campaigns to crackdown on such practices. The Ministry said it would refer any party that violates laws and Ministerial decisions to competent authorities, who would take appropriate measures against violators in order to protect consumer rights.

The Ministry urges all merchants and shopkeepers to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing commercial activities, and invites to review them on its website www.moci.gov.qa to avoid legal accountability and penalties.

The Ministry also urges all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions related to registration and commercial licensing through the following channels:

– Call Center: 16001

– The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s social media accounts:

– Twitter @MOCIQATAR

– Instagram MOCIQATAR

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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