Prohibition for beneficiaries to resell subsidized items

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) issued a circular prohibiting the resale of subsidized goods by beneficiaries.

Penalties for violating various articles of the Subsidized Materials Act include a fine of up to QR 500,000 and imprisonment not exceeding one year, or either, according to the circular. posted on the ministry’s Twitter page.
The MoCI has stated that it is prohibited to sell subsidized goods without obtaining a license according to Article 5 of the Subsidized Materials Act.
Recipients of the subsidy are prohibited from reselling the subsidized goods after purchasing them from persons authorized to trade in them, or offering them for sale or barter, or disposing of them in any way, in violation of the provisions of article 11 of the said law. . Non-subsidy recipients are prohibited from owning subsidized goods in violation of the provisions of the law.
It is prohibited to take food out of the country, and the subsidized materials cannot be used for the production of another product in accordance with Article No.12 of Law No.5 of 2017 on regulation of trade in subsidized goods.
No one may use any of the subsidized products or any part of them in the production of any other item, except with permission from the appropriate department. There will be a maximum fine of QR 500,000 and a jail term not exceeding one year, or one of the two penalties, in accordance with Article 16 of the Subsidized Materials Act.
Anyone who violates any of the provisions of Articles 3, 9, 10, 11 or 12 will be punished with imprisonment not exceeding one year and a fine not exceeding QR 500,000, or one of these two penalties. The penalties provided for in these articles are doubled in the event of a repeat offense. A person is considered a repeat offender if he commits a similar crime within five years from the date of execution of the sentence or of its confiscation due to the lapse of time, and all the crimes stipulated in this law are considered as identical. in case of recurrence.

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