The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), jointly with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Ministry of Public Health, has carried out inspection campaigns covering retail outlets and street vendors in various areas, including Al Khor, Madinat Khalifa South and Salwa Road.
This was done to monitor the degree of compliance with laws and resolutions regulating commercial activities, including Law No 25 of 2005 on Commercial Registration, and Law No 5 of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, the MoCI said in a statement on Tuesday.
The campaigns resulted in the detection of 24 violations, of which the most prominent pertained to commercial licence expiration, failure to comply with the general and special requirements and practising street vending without a commercial licence.
The inspection campaigns form part of the MoCI's efforts to monitor and regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar, assess the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities and crack down on violators.
The ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No 25 of 2005 and Law No 5 of 2015, and that it would intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on such practices. Any party that violates laws and ministerial decisions will be referred to the relevant authorities, who would take appropriate measures to protect consumer rights.
The MoCI has urged all merchants and shopkeepers to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing commercial activities. To avoid legal accountability and penalties, vendors are advised to review all applicable laws and regulations on the ministry’s website, www.moci.gov.qa.
The MoCI has also urged all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions related to registration and commercial licensing through the call centre: 16001, and the ministry's social media accounts: Twitter: @MOCIQATAR and Instagram: MOCIQATAR.Last updated: January 19 2021 09:16 PM
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