Qatar protects consumer rights with inspection campaigns; gears up for FIFA World Cup

To ensure that consumers are always protected when it comes to retail, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has recently conducted a joint inspection campaign with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on an outlet in Msheireb. Upon discovering that the retail outlet has been operating without a commercial license, the ministry took action and issued a violation against it.

According to Article No 6 of Law No 8 of 2008 on Consumer Protection, outlets with no commercial license will be in violation of the law, along with displaying and selling counterfeit items. This includes items with international marks on social media platforms, which will necessitate due legal measures.

These campaigns aim to keep markets and commercial activities under strict monitoring in order to avoid any abuses as well as to control prices. These measures are also in place in order to ensure that falsified or counterfeit items are discovered and that standard specifications are conformed to.

Penalties for violating the law include administrative closure as well as fines. These can be anywhere from QR3,000 to QR1min.

In other news, Qatar Airways is currently gearing up for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. In particular, in celebration of 100 days to go until the event, an interactive bus tour called “The Journey Tour” is giving away a chance to attend the tournament to lucky winners.

These interactive experiences include learning about the history of the State as well as the origins of the FIF World Cup. one of the highlights is meeting Sama, the first-ever MetaHuman cabin crew.

“At Qatar Airways, we are proud to support this incredible tournament as FIFA’s Official Airline Partner. With only 100 days to go, we are pleased to help build the excitement and passion for this event through ‘The Journey Tour’ – and we look forward to welcoming fans to Qatar for kick-off this November,” says Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker.

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