The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a representative of an Est. specialized in the trade of perfumes and groceries in Makkah. It has been proved that the Est. has violated the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the Commercial Data System by counterfeiting and manipulating in the products through changing the expiry date, also some perfumes bear religious names and there is eyeliner that is prohibited to be used.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, which includes imposing a fine on the violator, closing the violating facility for a week, confiscating and destroying the seized quantities, and publishing the ruling in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
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.