The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est., specialized in auto tires and oil, after a judicial ruling convicting him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, by offering and selling expired car tires and oil, not conforming to standard specifications.
The Ministry has published a summary of the ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, including imposing a fine, closure of the Est., located on Taif road in Makkah for a period of ten days, confiscating and destroying the seized quantities at the violator's expense, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
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.