The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed today the owner of an Est., specialized in auto tires, after the issuance of a judgment condemning the Establishment for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. The owner and the workers were found guilty of possessing and selling expired and used auto tires in Dammam. MCI inspectors seized 180 expired tires. This is a punishable violation, due to the risk that it may pose on the safety of users on the roads.
The verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam included imposing a fine, closing the offending Est. for one week, confiscating and destroying the seized tires, besides defamation by publishing the verdict in a local newspaper at the expense of the establishment.
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.