The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Alfardan Automobiles, has announced the recall of BMW 7 Series models of 2016 over a potential defect in the airbag warning light.
The MEC said the recall campaign comes within the framework of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers and ensure that car dealers follow up on vehicles’ defects and repair them.
The MEC will co-ordinate with the dealer to follow up on the maintenance and repair works and communicate with customers to ensure that the necessary repairs are carried out.
The MEC has urged all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through the following channels: Hotline: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_Qatar
Firms given 30 days’ time to get licences
The Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MoTC) has granted some companies, which have been providing unauthorised public transportation services, 30 days to obtain all licences and approvals to operate, starting on Sunday. In an advertisement published in newspapers yesterday, MoTC noted that some of these companies operate taxis and limousines through online applications such as Uber and Careem without securing the needed permits from the Ministry.
MoTC stressed that such operations violate applicable laws and regulations in Qatar.
MEC violation report
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) issued 78 different consumer violations for local retailers and service providers during April.
The violations were registered in breach of law no 8 on consumer protection, enforced by MEC inspectors during their inspection campaigns to monitor and control the local market, aiming at controlling prices of commodities and services and to spot any manipulation or fraud. Most of these violation were regarding not posting the price tags for items on display or services, other spotted violations include fraud in describing items and services, issuance of incomplete and non-standard purchase invoices, and posting incomplete information about the items on display, in addition to other related issues.
The violating outlets were issued violation reports and incurred penalties ranging from a fine of QR5,000- 30,000 to administrative closure of the outlet for a certain period of time.
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