MEC Shuts Down Clothing Store for Three Weeks

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Peninsula -- The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has shut down a clothing store in Al Sadd for three weeks over display and sale of counterfeit menswear bearing international trademarks.


The inspection campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities in order to crack down on violations, price manipulation and counterfeit and substandard products.


The company was fined and closed for a three-week period, in line with Article No.7 of Law No.8 of 2008.


Article No.7 compels suppliers to clearly display on the product’s package or label the type and nature of the item as well as other relevant data.


The law also prohibits the display of fraudulent descriptions, advertisements and misleading statements.


The administrative closure declaration shall be published at the expense of the company or shop that committed the violation in accordance with Article No.18 of Law No.8 on Consumer Protection.


The law stipulates that the closure decision shall be published on the ministry’s website and in two daily newspapers at the expense of the company.