Posted on December 28, 2017

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has closed a building block factory located in Al-Khor for one month for displaying and selling blocks that do not match the standard specifications.

The factory was shut down during an inspection conducted as part of the ministry's efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities and crack down on violations, price manipulation and counterfeit and substandard products. The factory was fined and closed for one month in line with Article (6) of Law Number (8) of 2008. The law prohibits the sale, display and promotion of substandard, counterfeit and fraudulent products. A product is considered fraudulent if it fails to meet standards or has expired.

The administrative closure declaration shall be published at the expense of the factory that committed the violation in accordance with Article (18) of Law No (8) on Consumer Protection. The law stipulates that the closure decision shall be published on the ministry's website and in two daily newspapers at the expense of the company. The ministry vowed to crack down on any violations of Consumer Protection Law and its regulation and refer violators of laws and ministerial decrees to competent authorities for appropriate action in order to protect consumer rights.

source: Qatar Tribune