MoCI publishes nine infringement reports against retail outlets


An official issuing an infringement report against a retail outlet.

Doha: The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, conducted joint inspection campaigns on outlets and street vendors across Qatar, including Mukaynis , Fereej Al Asmakh and Fereej Abdel Aziz.

Investigations resulted in nine violations against several retail outlets for breaking multiple laws. This involved in particular not having entered the commercial registration number on the store sign, neglecting to match the business name with the name on the premises sign, repairing cars outside the premises of the store. retailing and engaging in activities not listed in the commercial register. In addition, three offenses were recorded against street vendors for carrying out their activities without having obtained a business license. The authors were referred to the competent authorities for the necessary legal measures.

These inspection campaigns stem from the ministry’s concern to monitor compliance with laws and regulations governing the commercial sector and to ensure the protection of consumers’ rights.

In this regard, the Ministry stressed that it will not tolerate any negligence in complying with the obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Stores, and Street Vendors as well as the non -compliance with Ministerial Resolution No. 5. (243) of 2016 on licensing requirements and regulations for street vendors and ministerial circular on car repair and maintenance workshops in cities and towns shopping streets. The ministry is working to intensify its inspection campaigns to monitor violations and refer those who violate laws and ministerial decisions to the appropriate authorities for appropriate action.

The ministry also urges all citizens and residents to report any registration and business license violations.


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