MCI, Defaming an Est. in Jazan Condemned of Selling Counterfeit Electric Appliances

03 Feb 2020


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an Est. and the labor in charge of Indian nationality in Jizan, after a judicial ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing and selling electrical appliances that do not conform to standard specifications, including connections, plugs, chargers and headsets for mobile phones.

Notably, selling goods that do not meet the standard specifications is considered a commercial fraud, since such act may pose risk on the safety of users.

The Ministry has published the content of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Jazan, including imposing a fine on the violators, confiscating and destroying the seized fake quantities, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendants.

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 04 Feb 2020