The Ministry of Commerce at the Northern Borders carried out 1862 Inspection Tours to ensure the Continuity of Providing Food Supplies and Services to the Consumers by the Commercial Establishments

18 Apr 2020


During the period from 05 - 18 April, MC inspection teams at the Northern Borders carried out 1862 inspection tours on the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing foodstuffs and services to consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer’s protection regulations.

MC inspection tours aimed at intensifying control over food warehouses, commodity stock and consumable outlets, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables & fruits markets, bakeries and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 256 violation notices were released, 23 % of which were relevant to excessive price violations. Consequently, instant fines were imposed against the violators.

 The inspection tours included Arar, Turaif, Rafha, Al-Aweqaila, Hazm Al Jalamid, Al-Kaseb, Al-Dedeeb, Umm Khansar, Lina, Zahwa, Al-Merkous, Al-Thunayan, Talaat Al-Tamyat, Jdeidat Arar, Hijrat Ibn Bakr, Shuabat Nassab, Al-Khushaibi, Rawdat Ibn Habbas, Luqa, Ibn Shuraim, Sulaymaniyah, Ibn Said, 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 would like to stress the importance of following a balanced food consumption of all items, and not to waste or purchase large food quantities excessively and over the need.

The Ministry of Commerce continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and reports 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 19 Apr 2020