The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a citizen and his partner who work in the trading activity of mills. The two defendants used to refill the subsidized flour in small packages, in primitive and unsafe ways, then they used counterfeit trademarks to sell such flour as original. Thus violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the Trademark System.
MCI has published a judicial ruling issued by the criminal court in Dammam, including a fine of SR 400,000, also closing the shop in violation, as well as destroying the counterfeit items, besides confiscating the tools and equipment used in counterfeiting and deception process, in addition to publishing the sentence in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.
MCI would like to confirm the continuation of addressing and combating those who violate the Rules & Regulations by taking stern measures and imposing the necessary legal penalties against them. This is for protecting the consumers against any kinds of counterfeiting, manipulation and deception.
The Ministry calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or through the Ministry's website.