MEC conduct surprise inspections at shops in Souq Al Watan, find violations

By QLCrime

Officers from Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) are continuing with their surprise inspection campaigns all around the country.

Officers from the MEC yesterday targeted shops and retail outlets at the Souq Al Watan and uncovered several violations of the law, reported Gulf Times.   

The inspections brought to light crimes by several shopkeepers where they were selling counterfeit products bearing actual trademarks.

Some gold shops at the Souq were found guilty of not displaying all product details for the consumer to see, which interfered with the customers’ right of freely choosing the best product for purchase, reported The Peninsula.

Yet another supplier was penalised for neglecting his duty to conform to the gold grade before displaying gold jewellery for sale, reported Qatar Tribune.

Qatar’s residents can alert the MEC of any violations or complaints through their different social media channels. While the call centre number is 16001, MEC can be reached by email at

You can reach MEC via Twitter and Instagram or install applications on both your iOS and Android devices.

By hi_tech• 1 week 6 days ago.

Very good job!! Keep it up!! These people must be behind the bars or heavily fined. Especially in Al watan center.....

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