Qatar's Economy Ministry Implements Plan of Intensive Inspection Campaigns on Commercial Activities

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Doha, May 15 (QNA) - The Ministry of Economy and Commerce announced a plan to conduct intensive inspection campaigns on all commercial activities in various parts of the state around the clock to monitor the compliance of suppliers with their obligations under the consumer protection law and coincide with the coming of Ramadan.
The ministry said in a statement that it had started intensive and surprise inspections on the central market and shops for the sale of vegetables and fruits, clothing stores, textiles, and gold in different regions of the country. It also carried out inspection campaigns on all consumer complexes to monitor and follow up on the initiative of the reduced consumer goods list which includes more than 500 commodities, which started last Sunday and continues until the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
The ministry of economy also carried out an inspection and exploratory campaign on the central market, in conjunction with the entry into force of the initiative to support the prices of sheep for citizens on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, which lasts until the end of the holy month to ensure the availability of quantities of live sheep and ensure compliance with prices, weights and requirements.
The ministry's intensification of its inspection campaigns comes before and during the holy month, in the framework of its keenness to regulate and monitor the markets and commercial activities in the country with the aim of controlling prices and detecting abuses in order to protect the rights of consumers.
The ministry of economy and commerce confirmed that it would firmly confront all those who are negligent in carrying out their obligations under the consumer protection law and its executive regulations. They will intensify their inspection campaigns to control such practices, noting that any violation of laws and ministerial decrees will be referred to competent authorities for appropriate action against consumers.
The ministry called on all traders and consumers to contribute to the success of the inspection campaigns, by complying with the provisions of the laws and regulations of the ministry or reporting any violations or irregularities through its communication channels.
The ministry of economy offers a package of initiatives on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan under the slogan of "less than duty," which worked on the basis of its duty to the community. These initiatives are designed to include all dimensions of the ministry's activities related to the organization, support and motivation in addition to a number of programs and awareness materials on consumer topics as well as various initiatives related to the organization of markets, the stimulation of commercial sectors and intensive inspection campaigns throughout the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. (QNA)