The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est. specialized in coffee and spices in the city of Hail, after a court ruling was issued convicting him for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the Commercial Data System. It has been proved that the workers at the Est. used to fill and package coffee and honey without a license and the items don’t bear any commercial data, besides offering counterfeit creams that do not conform to standard specifications. MC inspectors detected as well stickers used in cheating and counterfeiting.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Hail, which includes imposing a fine on the offender and one-month imprisonment, also confiscating and destroying the seized products, besides publishing the ruling in a local newspaper at the expense of the offender.
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.