The Ministry of Commerce in the Northern Borders carried out more than 924 Inspection Tours, and followed up the Continuity of Food Supplies and Services to the Consumers by the Commercial Establishments

06 Apr 2020


During the period from 23, March to 05 April, MCI inspection teams in the Northern Borders followed up and monitored the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing food supplies and services to consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer’s protection regulations.

The 924 inspection tours in the Northern Borders targeted the food supply stores, commodity warehouses, food products and consumables, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables and fruits markets, bakeries and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 136 violation notices were released, 29% of them were about price violations. Consequently, immediate fines were imposed against the violators.

The inspection tours included Arar, Turaif, Rafha, Al-Uwayqila, Hazm al-Jalamid, Al-Kaseb, Al-Deedeb, Umm Khansar, Lina, Zahwa, Al-Merkuz, Al-Thunayan, Tala’at Al-Temyat, Jdeidat Arar, Hijrat Ibn Bakr, Shu’abat Nassab, Al-Khushaibi, Rawdat Ibn Habbas, Luqa, Ibn Shuraim, Sulaymaniyah, Ibn Saeed, Al-Duwaid, and Zabbala.

The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work in these facilities is running smoothly, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods, and the necessary food supplies to the consumers. 

The Ministry of Commerce urges all citizens and residents to use the electronic food delivery applications, registered with Communication & Information Technology Commission, for ordering all their food supplies and consumables during the whole day, and not to leave their houses except for the extreme necessity. This is to preserve their health and safety, and this is in compliance with the wise leadership instructions and orders.

The Ministry of Commerce continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and report round the clock 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 06 Apr 2020