MCI, Defaming the Owner of a Confectionery Company in Zulfi, Condemned of Violating the Terms and Conditions of Making Sales

27 Jun 2019


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of a company specialized in bakeries and sweets in Al-Zulfi Governorate. This is after a court ruling condemning him for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and for not complying with the terms and conditions of making sales. The owner was making sales without obtaining a license.

The Ministry published the contents of the judgment issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, including a fine on the violator, and publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the defendant.

MCI inspection teams are carrying out inspection tour to monitor the compliance of the establishments with the rules and conditions of conducting sales, and to verify that such discounts are licensed, also to ensure that the advertised prices do not differ from the ones with the cashier, as well as to ensure not offering items not included in the list of the advertised offers. Notably, MCI is referring any violations to the judicial authority for taking the legal measures against the violators according to the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry provides the service of issuing Sale licenses online. This is part of MCI interest and keenness to verify the reality of sales and to ensure that there is no manipulation or misleading towards the consumers and to eliminate all false offers.

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.

Last Modified 27 Jun 2019