DOHA: The Ministry of Trade and Industry with its intensified its inspection campaigns registered 68 violations by companies and shops recently.
Sixty-one of those violations were related to non-compliance with conditions related to public health and safety of the consumer, while the other seven were for selling masks and sanitisers that do not conform to standard specifications.
“The inspection campaigns come within the framework of Ministry’s keenness to regulate and monitor markets and commercial activities in the country,” it said in a post on social media.
The Ministry affirmed that it would be firm with all those who neglect the Consumer Protection Law and its regulations, and would step up its inspection campaigns to monitor suppliers who are not following laws.
Violating Law No. (8) of 2008 regarding consumer protection invites penalties ranging from administrative closure to fines ranging from QR3,000 to QR1 million.