MCI Inspection Teams Carried out (2045) Inspection Tours on Two-Riyal Shops

25 Mar 2019


MCI inspection teams had carried out (2045) inspection tours, in all regions of the Kingdom during the last week, on shops and outlets selling by SR (2 – 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 ). These inspection tours resulted in releasing (135) violation notices, and seizing (44,245) products in violations.

The most prominent irregularities observed during these inspection tours were selling counterfeit products, failure of placing the price tag on the goods, lack of commercial data, invoices are not in Arabic, the absence of a commercial registration for practicing the trade activity, besides abstention of giving the invoice.

These inspection tours are part of the Ministry's efforts to control the shops and commercial establishments, and to ensure compliance with the consumer protection regulations applied by the Ministry, including the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, the Trademark System, the Commercial Data System, as well as to verify the conformity of the products to the approved Saudi standard specification, since these fake products may pose a risk on to the safety of users.
Failure to comply with Consumer Protection Regulations is punishable by penalties of up to one million riyals or imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years or both, besides defamation against the violators in the local newspapers.

MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.

Last Modified 26 Mar 2019