The Cabinet, chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, has approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry regarding the bases and rules for any increase in the prices of goods and services, in its regular meeting held yesterday afternoon at the Amiri Diwan.

The preparation of the draft decision comes to replace Article No 8 of 2013 and in implementation of the provisions of Article 10 of Law No 8 of 2008 regarding consumer protection. This law prohibits the supplier from increasing the prices of goods and services, without complying with the bases and rules issued by the decision of HE the Minister. This decision comes as part of the efforts to keep pace with the economic and commercial developments and changes, and ensure the effectiveness and balance of markets in a manner that allows suitable prices for all parties, whether producers, suppliers or consumers.

This decision also comes in line with the State's policy aimed at preserving the purchasing power of individuals' income, reducing the burden on them, limiting price increases, and addressing any form of unjustified rises in the prices of goods and services, especially the necessity ones.

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Interior regarding the rules and procedures for submitting the applications of ordinary passports, their amendment, and renewal, and the form of all kinds of passports. It also approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Interior regarding the procedures for issuing Qatari travel documents and pass tickets.

Source: Government of Qatar