MoCI conducts field training to detect counterfeit goods

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Doha: The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in coordination with the House of Wisdom & Arbitration for Law in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and with the participation of the authorized representatives of 44 international brands, conducted field training for the Judicial Control Officers in the Ministry to provide them with modern methods and means as well as to provide the most important methods for distinguishing between original and counterfeit goods.

The workshop was organized as the Department, represented by the Department of Consumer Protection and Combating Commercial Fraud, aims to improve the knowledge of its judicial officers, develop their skills and provide them with new methods and means of distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit goods to give types and forms.

The participating judicial control officers conducted surprise inspection campaigns in gold, jewelry and watch shops in the Gold Souq and in one of the shopping malls in Doha. The said campaigns resulted in the disclosure of 39 violations for the display and sale of counterfeit gold jewelry bearing international brands.

This practice violates Consumer Protection Act No. (8) of 2008, which Article (6) states: “No defective or counterfeit goods shall be sold, displayed, presented, advertised or advertised. The goods are considered falsified or defective if they do not meet the prescribed standard specifications, are no longer usable or have exceeded the expiration date.”

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