The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a company and two expatriates, the first is a warehouse manager of Yemeni nationality, and the second is a warehouse keeper of Sudanese nationality, after a judicial ruling condemning them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and the Commercial Data System. MC inspectors seized 1,550 American rice bags, weighing 10 kilograms each, bearing different production dates than the original date of the crop.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam, which includes imposing a fine on the violators, confiscating the seized quantities, and publishing the ruling in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce 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.
The Ministry of Commerce calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.