The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed today the owner of an establishment specialized in selling auto tires, after the issuance of a judgment condemning him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. It has been proved that the said Est. is involved of possessing and selling 141 expired auto tires in Al-Ahsa. This is considered a punishable violation, since the expired tires may pose risk on the safety of users.
The judgment issued by the Administrative Court in Dammam includes a fine of SR 100,000, one-month imprisonment, closure of the offending Est. for six months, confiscation and destruction of the seized tires at the expense of the defendant and defamation by publishing the verdict in a local newspaper 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.