Qatar is to introduce amendments to its consumer laws to better protect the rights of shoppers. (Getty Images)Qatar plans to introduce a new amended law to help protect consumers from abnormal price rises and substandard products, it was reported on Monday.
The new regulations would empower the country’s Minister of Business and Trade to step in to tackle cases of excessive increases in consumer prices, a senior official said.
“We are committed to protect the interests of consumers. We are working on new regulations that will be introduced soon,” Sheikh Jassim bin Jabur al Thani, director of Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Business and Trade said in comments published by the Qatar Tribune.
Qatari government enacted a consumer protection law in November 2008 which aims to protect the rights of consumers in respect of quality and safety.
Sheikh Jassim said the government planned to introduce amendments in the law in a bid to make it more comprehensive and protect the interests of a wider group of consumers.
Sheikh Jassim added the ministry would soon launch an awareness campaign for consumers to inform them about their rights.