Saudi monitors seize more than 3,000 spoiled and substandard products in Sharurah

Teams from the Ministry of Commerce and Investment visited 82 commercial establishments in Sharurah governorate and seized 3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products. (SPA)
Updated 08 February 2018
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Saudi monitors seize more than 3,000 spoiled and substandard products in Sharurah

RIYADH: Teams from the Ministry of Commerce and Investment visited 82 commercial establishments in Sharurah governorate and seized 3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products, including a variety of foods, electrical connections, plugs and chargers.
The teams issued 30 immediate violations against a number of shops for violating regulations, while 10 cases of commercial fraud and three cases of cover-up violations were referred to the Public Prosecutor’s office.
The monitors also recorded eight violations at gold and jewelry stores and called their owners to complete the formal procedures according to the laws governing precious metals and gemstones.
The teams also inspected fuel stations, where 86 fuel pumps were checked and calibrated to verify that there were no cases of fraud in the quality of fuel, and that the owners are committed to the approved pricing.
These tours are an extension of the ministry’s campaigns to ensure legal practices and abstention from offering contaminated or substandard goods.
The ministry stresses it will not be lenient in applying penalties of the Commercial Fraud Control Law which can reach up to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to SR1 million ($266,540), in addition to suspending trade activity, defaming the violator at his own expense in the local media, and deporting any offending expatriates after serving their sentence.
All consumers are invited to report any complaints to the report center on 1900, through the application of a “Commercial Report,” or through the ministry’s website.
3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products were seized, including a variety of foods, electrical connections, plugs and chargers. (SPA)
 
3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products were seized, including a variety of foods, electrical connections, plugs and chargers. (SPA)
 
3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products were seized, including a variety of foods, electrical connections, plugs and chargers. (SPA)


Saudi Arabian intellectual property authority launches online facility

Updated 15 August 2018
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Saudi Arabian intellectual property authority launches online facility

JEDDAH: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has launched an official website and accounts on social networking sites.
The website saip.gov.sa and @saipksa account is in line with the authority’s plan to raise awareness and knowledge about the importance of intellectual property as part of Vision 2030.
The online move will also improve performance according to the latest technical developments and emphasize the authority’s move toward digital transformation.
CEO Dr. Abdula Aiz Al-Swailem said that the new website and accounts will be a reference point for information on work carried out by the authority for individuals, and government and private bodies.
The Kingdom plans to organize, support, sponsor and enforce intellectual property issues in accordance with best international practices through the registration of intellectual property rights and the provision of relevant information, he said.
The website provides a collection of guides and information about intellectual property. It also allows users to access trademark regulations and copyright protection, as well as the patent system and graphic designs of integrated circuits, plant varieties and industrial designs.