The inspection teams of the Ministry of Commerce carried out 354 control and inspection rounds in the Northern Border Region and its affiliate governorates, to verify the availability and abundance of goods and food stock in the markets and outlets. Meanwhile, 104 reports and complaints were received about exaggeration in the prices of the some products, necessary action had been taken and the legal penalties were imposed against the violators.
The inspection tours included the city of Arar, Turaif, Rafha, Al-Uwayqila, Hazm al-Jalamid, Al-Kaseb, Al-Dedeb, Umm Khansar, Linah, Zahwa, Al-Markuz, Al-Thunayan, Tala’at Al-Temyat, Jdeidat Arar, Hijrat Ibn Bakr, Shu’abat Nisab, Al-Khushaibi, Rawdat Ibn Habbas, Luqa, Ibn Shuraim, Sulaymaniyah, Ibn Saeed, Al-Duwaid, and Zabbala.
The aim of the Ministry of Commerce tours is to intensify the control and inspection on commodities, food products, consumables warehouses and outlets, as well as meat and vegetable stores, bakeries and fuel stations.
The Ministry’s inspector confirmed the availability of the necessary food supplies and commodities, assuring as well that there is sufficient food stock to meet the market need, besides price stability.
The Ministry of Commerce calls on all the consumers to report and lodge their complaints against the violating establishments and outlets through the Ministry’s Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's official website.