Economy Ministry Issues Decision Regulating Promotional Campaigns

HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, issued decision No.312 of 2018 regulating the sale promotions of goods and services through advertising, prize draws, and gift distribution.

The ministerial decision mainly stipulates that prizes and gifts should be new and unused, and prohibits the promotion of counterfeit and fraudulent goods or products that fail to conform with standard specifications.

The decision also requires the acquisition of licenses, approvals and documents from the concerned authority that prove the advantages and benefits of the goods and services to be advertised in the promotional campaign.

Source: Government of Qatar