390 MoCI inspectors work around the clock – 1,389 citations issued

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KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Control in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Eid Rashidi disclosed that 390 inspectors from control sector are working around the clock to protect the rights of citizens and expatriates while dealing with illegal activities in the local market, reports Al-Rai daily.

He added 120 inspectors divided in three shifts are dedicated to enforce commercial regulations through field tour of the markets. He noted inspectors began a tour of confectioneries and clothing shops since March 15—as part of plan to check the ministry’s readiness for the month of Ramadan, and the campaign will continue until the end of Eid Al-Fitr.

Al-Rashidi explained that inspectors issued 1,389 citations for various violations since January 1 until April 30, 2017 and referred violators to concerned authorities for necessary action. He said the Ministry of Commerce issued 2,470 promotion licenses in 2016.

He also said the number of licenses issued in the first five months of the year has increased to 3,034 due to intensified surveillance on illegal promotions. He also said 3,850 complaints were filed via hotline 135 in the first quarter of the year and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has addressed Public Authority of Applied Education and Training on its need for 100 inspectors to support the current working team.

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