The Ministry of Commerce Inspection Teams had carried out more than 10 thousand inspection tours on shops and outlets, round the clock, in all regions of the Kingdom, during the period from 7 to 18 March 2020.
The Ministry of Commerce inspection rounds have targeted the warehouses of suppliers, merchants of wholesale and retail of foodstuffs and basic commodities, such as the hypermarkets, and centers for selling medical products. This is to verify the availability of sufficient quantities of food supplies that meet the needs of consumers, and to ensure the availability of large food stocks, also to prevent any monopolization or what is known as a black market, also to ensure the absence of any exaggeration in prices.
These inspection tours revealed the availability and abundance of goods and foodstuffs, price stability, and the smooth flow of goods supplies and food products as usual.
These inspection tours come as part of the Ministry’s efforts to control and monitor the markets and outlets in all regions of the Kingdom, also to ensure high level of food supply, and to control cases of fraud, manipulation, or misleading towards the consumers, so that to impose the legal penalties on the violators, according to the Ministry of Commerce regulations.
The Ministry calls on all consumers to report and lodge their complaints against the violating establishments and outlets through the Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.