The Public Prosecution and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry launch the ‘Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prosecution’ at the Public Prosecution headquarters.
Qatar , Qatar
25 December 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and The Public Prosecution inaugurated the ‘Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prosecution’ at the Public Prosecution headquarters on Wednesday, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
In a statement on the occasion, Attorney-General HE Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri said the establishment of specialised prosecution offices such as Health and Commerce and Consumer Affairs contributes to the qualification of specialised cadres in such cases that have privacy and cannot be subjected to the normal daily cases.
Meanwhile, Minister of Commerce and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari affirmed the importance of this prosecution in supporting the investment environment, businessmen and companies.
He said the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prosecution was the fruit of cooperation between the MoCI and the Public Prosecution, especially in qualifying and training the Ministry’s employees who have the right to judicial control.
The minister pointed out that a specialised prosecution office has been created to examine cases related to violations reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, adding that the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prosecution facilitated taking the necessary legal measures against perpetrators.
Head of the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Prosecution Ahmed Yusef Al Kuwari said that this prosecution is concerned with laws related to consumer rights and commercial transactions, which contribute to supporting efforts aimed at combating fraud, deterring unfair competition and taking the necessary measures to prevent related violations and hold perpetrators accountable in a way that supports security, stability, economic growth and the investment climate in the country.
“It also has the right to assign financial committees and seek assistance from accounting and technical experts in cases related to the protection of competition or commercial fraud in order to reach fair decisions and rulings that are consistent with the State’s constitution and principle of the rule of law and in a way that gives confidence to the foreign consumer and investor in the integrity of the justice system,” he added.