MC runs over 11,000 inspection visits in Makkah and Madinah as part of Umrah season inspection rounds

24 Apr 2022


The Ministry of Commerce’s inspection teams conducted more than 11,000 visits during the first half of Ramadan covering stores, gas stations, and jewelry stores in Makkah and Madinah regions as well as Ihram zones and the roads leading to them.

Over 770 commercial violations were issued during these visits whereas legal action was taken against violators. 

The rounds revealed that high-quality goods and food supplies were available in copious amounts in markets and shops in the central areas of the Two Holy Mosques, as well as stores on the roads leading to the Two Holy Mosques and Ihram zones. 

The Ministry has risen the number of inspection rounds in Makkah and Madinah, as well as the roads leading to the holy sites and the central areas of Madinah and Makkah, to ensure that goods and food supplies are available. The teams check expiry dates, keep an eye out on practices of commercial fraud and price manipulation, follow up on the commitment of centers and shops to place price tags on commodities, and make sure that the price placed on the commodity matches the prices displayed in cash registers.

These tours also aim to verify the validity of promotional offers, which usually increase in tandem with the rise in the number of pilgrims and visitors during the holy month. Inspectors take legal action against any violation, or anything that impacts the movement of supply and demand. They ensure that commercial establishments are committed to applying the regulations, such as the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, the Commercial Data Law, and the Trademark Law. 

Add comments

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Last Modified 24 Apr 2022