A tyre store, located on Salwa Road as well as Industrial Area, is closed for a month for storing and selling expired tyres.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce announced the one-month administrative closure of the store today.
The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activity in order to crack down on price manipulation as well as counterfeit and substandard products.
Inspectors from the ministry fined the store and compelled its closure for a one month period in line with article (7) of law number (8) of 2008. The law compels suppliers to clearly display on the product’s package the nature of the item and other relevant data while prohibiting the display of fraudulent descriptions, advertisements and misleading statements.
The administrative closure is published on the ministry’s website as well as two daily newspapers at the offending stores’ own expense in line with article (3) of law no (8) on consumer protection.
The ministry stated that it is determined to protect consumer rights and will intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on all violations of the consumer protection law. The ministry said it will refer violators of laws and ministerial decrees to the competent authorities, who will take appropriate action against perpetrators in order to protect the rights of consumers.
The Ministry urges all consumers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud department and send complaints and suggestions on call centre 16001 or email at [email protected]