The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a water tank factory following the issuance of a court ruling condemning the factory manager and the worker in charge for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing and selling water tanks that do not meet the standard specifications.
The Ministry published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, including imposing a fine, confiscation and damaging the counterfeit items and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.
MC inspection teams had received a complaint from a customer that the water tank factory had sold him one-layer water tank, and claiming that it was four layers as per the invoice. Accordingly, MC inspectors made the necessary investigation and the factory was condemned of deceiving and misleading the consumer, then the case was referred to the concerned authorities for taking the legal measures against the violators.
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.