Ministry of Commerce & Industry conducts inspection campaign on street vendors in Abu Nakhla

Industry

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry oversawan inspection campaign on street vendors in Azab Complex, Abu Nakhla. This was to monitor the extent to which suppliers (street vendors) adhere to their obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, as well as their commitment to Ministerial Resolution No. 243 of 2016 on the licensing requirements and regulations to engage in street vendor activities.

This inspection campaign resulted in the issuance of seven violation reports against a number of street vendors, for practicing theiractivities without commercial licenses. The violators were referred to the relevant authorities to take legal action against them.

The inspection campaigns come as part of the Ministry’s efforts to monitor the degree of compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial activities in a bid to uncover and deal with violations and infringements.

The Ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No. (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial, and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors, as well as noncompliance with Ministerial Resolution No. 243 of 2016 on the licensing requirements and regulations to engage in street vendor activities.

The Ministry further stated that it would intensify its inspection campaigns to curb such practices and would refer any party that violates laws and Ministerial decisions to competent authorities, who would respond appropriatelyagainst violators to protect consumer rights.

 

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry