MCI, Defaming an Establishment Offering and Selling Non-Conforming Lighting Headlamps in Riyadh

25 Nov 2019


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the manager of an Est. specialized in electrical appliances in Riyadh, after a judicial ruling condemning him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the commercial data system, by offering and selling 21.652 pieces of lighting headlamps non-conforming to Saudi standard specifications, and for writing down false commercial data.
A judgment was issued by the Riyadh Criminal Court to convict the violators, impose a fine and close the violating establishment for ten days, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment 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.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.

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Last Modified 26 Nov 2019