Sharjah: Consumers were urged to report commercial fraud as inspection campaigns on business establishments whose activity is related to the holy month of Ramadan have been intensified by the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD).
The awareness drive is being conducted at the emirate level to educate both consumers and merchants about their rights and duties to ensure the safety and transparency of markets.
These campaigns come within SEDD’s remit to protect consumers and ensure the safety of Sharjah markets, in line with the department’s mission to achieve economic development in the emirate.
Inspection campaigns in the emirate’s markets are being done to inform merchants and sellers of the requirement to set lists showing the prices of the products.
Officials also advised adherence to relevant commercial laws and ensuring the consumer’s knowledge of the value of consumer goods, and preventing any abuses in the trading.Officials also advised adherence to relevant commercial laws and ensuring the consumer’s knowledge of the value of consumer goods, and preventing any abuses in the trading process.
The department is also keen to ensure that all economic establishments operating in the emirate adhere to all applicable controls and provisions, provide the best services to the consumer and ensure that goods that do not meet their terms and conditions are not promoted and sold.
The inspection campaigns organised by the department included the various cities and regions of Sharjah.
Salim Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director of Commercial Control and Protection Department in SEDD, said the department has intensified its inspection campaigns.
The official reminded everyone concerned about the need to adhere to all laws in force in the emirate, providing the best services to consumers. He also stressed that goods that do not conform to standards or meet the terms and conditions should not be promoted and sold.
Al Suwaidi stressed that it is important to clarify the price of goods to the consumer to prevent any abuses in the sales process, combat commercial fraud and limit negative practices that some merchants may resort to.
Weighing scales calibrated
It also helps ensure the accuracy of weighing scales used in markets and ensure their conformity with the specifications and standards approved in the country.
Likewise, he pointed out that the department operates regularly through a comprehensive field plan to carry out inspection drives throughout the year.
The task is carried out by a team of commercial officers. Such campaigns are intensified during the days preceding the seasons that are popular with consumers, such as the holy month of Ramadan and the festive season.
He also stressed on the role of consumers in controlling illegal commercial practices and helping control any cases of commercial manipulation or fraud.
by reporting these cases, urging everyone to communicate with the
Department in the event of any violation through the call center 80080000 or by visiting the department’s website www.sedd.ae, as part of the active participation in monitoring the markets.