MCI, Defaming a Company Condemned of Selling Expired Cosmetics in Riyadh

02 Sep 2019

​​​The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner and the manager in charge of a company specialized in the trade of cosmetics and perfumes in Al-Malaz Quarter, Riyadh. They were found guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing and offering expired cosmetics and beauty products. All the expired items have been confiscated and destroyed, since they may pose risk on the safety of consumers.

The ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh include a fine on the violators, confiscating and destroying the seized products, besides publishing the verdict in two local 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 03 Sep 2019