The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a citizen and one of his employees of Yemeni nationality after a judicial ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and the Trademark System. It has been proved that they are making fake and adulterated children's toys, also they are imitating well-known brands, aiming at deceiving and misleading consumers about the quality of their items.
The fake products, seized at the site located at Dirah district in Riyadh, included bags, dolls, pillows for children ready for filling with cotton, in addition to tools, posters and publications bearing famous trademarks, used for adulteration and counterfeiting.
The Ministry has published the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, including imposing a fine on the violators, confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities, deporting the expat from the Kingdom after the execution of the ruling and not to be allowed to return for work, besides defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.
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.