MCI, Defaming an Establishment Condemned of Selling Petroleum Products not Conforming to Standard Specifications in Makkah

18 Sep 2019

​​​The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the tenant of a petrol station and the responsible labor of Yamani nationality in Makkah. It has been proved that they violated the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling petroleum products not conforming to standard specifications. This is considered a kind of fraud and misleading towards the consumer.

A judgment was issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, convicting the violators and imposing a fine, also closing the establishment for 10 days and 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 19 Sep 2019