The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an Auto workshop, specialized in the wholesale and retail of motor tires, after a verdict condemning the owner of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling expired tires and motor oil not conforming with the standard specifications at Al Hajj Road in Makkah. This is considered a punishable violation, since it does pose risk on the safety of users.
The Ministry has published a summary of the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, imposing a fine on the violator, closure of the workshop for fifteen days, confiscation and destruction of the seized expired quantities, and defamation by publishing the sentence in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment confirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking stern measures and imposing the legal penalties against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. The Rules & Regulations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates penalties that may reach to three-year imprisonment, fines up to one million riyals or both , Defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the illegal labors from the Kingdom, besides the suspension and prevention of practicing the same commercial activity.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.