The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est., specialized in trading auto tires and spare parts in Dammam, after issuing a verdict condemning him for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, by possessing and offering 200 used and expired tires. This may pose risk on the safety of users.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by Dammam Criminal Court, imposing a fine on the violator with the closure of the store for fifteen days, confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities at the expense of the violator, and defamation by publishing the verdict in a local newspaper at his expense.
This comes as a continuation of the Ministry’s efforts to seize, confiscate and destroy any counterfeit goods that don’t conform with the approved Saudi standard specifications in various regions of the Kingdom, also to address those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking the legal measures against them, since the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law provides for imposing penalties of up to three years imprisonment, fines of up to one million riyals, or both, and defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the offender, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom, as well as suspension and prevention of practicing the same trade activity.
The Ministry calls on all consumers to report their complaints to the Ministry's Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.