During the period 17 – 20 March, 2020, the inspection teams of the Ministry of Commerce in Riyadh have carried out more than 8,000 inspection tours, to verify the availability and abundance of goods and food stock in the markets and outlets. Meanwhile, the Ministry also has received 12,702 reports and complaints, included price exaggeration and a shortage of some products and other commercial violations, which were addressed directly, and the necessary legal penalties had been imposed against the violators.
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 inspectors 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.