MCI, Closing Two Factories in Riyadh Producing Counterfeit Reinforcement Steel and Destroying Quantities Amounting to more than SR 7 million Riyals

22 Jun 2014
 as Part of a Campaign Aimed at all Factories in Coordination with the Saudi Standards,  Metrology and Quality Organization  

At the time when MCI is doing all its best to protect the consumers and to impose legal penalties against anyone proved to be guilty in violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud, MCI inspection teams have closed two factories in Riyadh producing counterfeit reinforcement steel during their field rounds. The samples test proved to be not complying with the Saudi Quality Standards and Specifications, as well as such items are not suitable to be used in the construction work. Those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.

MCI had destroyed more than 3,000 tons of counterfeit reinforcement steel with a market value of more than seven million riyals, because they were not conforming to the Saudi Standards and Specifications and they were considered a risk to the safety of consumers. This was after the seizure and confiscation of such items by MCI campaign which included a number of factories located in the Second Industrial City, South of Riyadh, where all the quantities had been destroyed by chopping them into small pieces in preparation for melting and recycling.

This comes within the framework of a comprehensive joint campaign carried out by MCI in cooperation and coordination with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization targeting all steel factories in all regions of the Kingdom, to verify the conformity of the production lines with the requested provisions and requirements, and to monitor any abuses or violations. 

MCI emphasizes that it will continue its inspection rounds on factories, warehouses and commercial institutions, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any adulterated or counterfeit goods.

MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.

MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018