Ministry of Commerce and Industry closes a number of retail outlets across Qatar

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced the closure of a number of retail outlets across Qatar, including a women’s accessories store in Al Markhiya, a car wash on Salwa Road, and a café in Al-Duhail, for non-compliance with the Ministry’s circulars regarding precautionary and preventive measures to confront the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as failure to meet general and special requirements.

These measures come as part of the Ministry’s keen efforts to monitor and regulate markets and commercial activities across Qatar, and to monitor the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities, as well as following up on compliance with its circulars regarding precautionary and preventive measures concerning coronavirus.

The Ministry stressed that it would neither tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, nor would it allow violating the circulars regarding precautionary and preventive measures.

The Ministry assures that it intends to intensify its inspection campaigns to control violating practices. Any party who violates laws and Ministerial decisions will be referred to competent authorities, who will take appropriate measures against violators to protect consumer rights.

The Ministry also urges all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions related to registration and commercial licensing, or preventive and precautionary measures through the following channels.

During the meeting, officials touched on bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed aspects of joint cooperation in the commercial, economic, and investment fields.

During the meeting, H.E. the Minister of Commerce and Industry highlighted the economic policies that Qatar had adopted and the measures it had taken to abolish restrictions on foreign investment and create more investment opportunities for companies looking to invest in Qatar.


Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry Closes

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