Ministry of Industry and Commerce is in its continuous inspection campaigns of markets, and outlets selling tobacco and cigarettes. The Comprehensive Inspection Center of the Ministry administratively closed two local commercial stores engaged in commercial activities without a license, in addition to hiding some goods from consumers such as cigarettes and tobacco products.
The Ministry said that the main reasons for the shut down were that the stores violated Law No. 35 of 2012 regarding consumer protection as it hid and refrained from selling tobacco products to customers in order to resell them at a higher price.
The Ministry called on all consumers to report any violations regarding concealment of goods, including tobacco products and price manipulation through the ministry’s call center at 80001700, or through the national system of suggestions and complaints (TAWASUL) or through the available communication channels of the ministry.