MCI, Defaming the Owner of an Establishment Offering Imported Sweets, not Bearing any Commercial Data, in Arar

18 Mar 2019
​The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an establishment selling imported foodstuffs and sweets in Arar, Northern Border. The owner was found guilty of violating the Commercial Data System by offering foodstuffs not bearing any commercial data in Arabic.

A judgment was issued by the Criminal Court in Arar to impose a fine on the violator, confiscation and destroying the seized products, and publishing the judgment in a local newspaper at the expense of the violator.

In details, while MCI inspectors were carrying out inspection tours in Arar, they monitored large quantities of imported sweets not bearing any commercial data in Arabic at a warehouse. This is a clear violation to Commercial Data System. Accordingly, all the quantities were seized and destroyed, and the case was referred to the judicial authorities for taking the legal measures against the defendant. 

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 19 Mar 2019