10 million riyals fine for violators of the list of logistics activities

The draft system of logistics services and activities revealed that violators will be punished with warnings, license suspension, a fine of 10 million riyals, and cancellation of the license, permit or approval.

The draft law added the imposition of a fine for each day that the violator continues to commit his violation and double the penalty imposed on the violator in the event of a repeat, and the violation is considered a repeat if it occurred within a year from the date of committing the previous violation.

The draft indicated that the penalty includes stipulating that the violator be obligated to remove the violation, to rehabilitate the result of the harmful act, to pay compensation for the damage, and to return the sums obtained to their owners.

Penalties are determined according to the size of each violation separately, taking into account the nature and seriousness of the violation in each case, and the aggravating and mitigating circumstances.

The system of logistics services and activities aims to improve the sector in terms of speed, efficiency and effectiveness, enhance the safety and adequacy of infrastructure and freight brokerage services, and enhance the protection of consumer rights in the sector.

In addition to unifying centers or platforms to provide services related to the sector, and ensuring that there is no duplication of roles. The draft project indicated that the provisions of the system must be observed when issuing or amending any regulations, regulations, controls, conditions or guidelines related to the sector. The Ministry is concerned with reviewing and approving the regulations proposed by the relevant government agencies before completing the procedures. The relationship and anyone wishing to establish logistical centers, taking into account the connection with the basic means of transportation and fulfilling the requirements of the relevant government agencies. The relationship, taking into account the conditions of security and safety, the environment, and public health, and encouraging the private sector to establish, manage, maintain and operate logistic centers. The Authority may exclude some logistic centers in which advanced logistical equipment, systems or facilities are developed or used, or which are established in remote areas, from some of the requirements contained in the law or regulations.

The draft project revealed the obligations of service providers, including speed in providing services, that the services provided be of high quality and transparency when providing services, take all necessary measures to protect the rights of consumers, and notify those who receive services immediately after any damage or loss of goods, services, information or data, and maintain confidentiality. Information obtained to provide services and not disclose it to others, unless disclosure is necessary under the regulations, and compensation for damages resulting from damage or loss of goods, services or information.

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The regulations specify the cases and activities for which standards for operation and quality assurance must be prepared by service providers or operators subject to the provisions of the system in line with international practices. The Ministry may establish a logistical complaints center or incorporate existing centers or platforms. with the aim of promoting fair practices. The regulation granted any person the authority to notify the Logistics Complaints Center of disputes affecting fair practice in the sector that result from non-compliance with contractual provisions related to logistics services, freight brokerage services, or services provided in logistic centers or logistic centers affiliated with government agencies in the transport and logistics system or facilities. Logistics without a legitimate reason, or in cases where the unilateral will amend the terms and conditions of the contract deliberately taking actions that affect the prices agreed upon in accordance with the contract.

The draft stipulated that before filing the complaint with the complaints center, the complaint must be filed with the service provider in question, and in the event that a settlement is not reached within 14 days, the complainant may file the complaint with government agencies in the transportation and logistics system, with regard to complaints about services and activities. Which fall within the scope of the competence of those authorities, and in the event that a settlement is not reached within 14 days, the complainant may file the complaint with the Logistics Complaints Center. Without prejudice to any harsher penalty stipulated in another law, whoever provides logistical services and freight brokerage services or establishes or operates logistic centers, areas or facilities without obtaining a license or permit and provides misleading information or data or Invalid to obtain any license and disrupt any of the work of the inspectors and delay in issuing licenses, permits or approvals. The draft defines the role of inspection, control, and control, so that inspectors undertake control and inspection work, and control violations of the law and regulations, and they have access to records, receive complaints, and interrogate workers with licenses, permits, or approvals according to the provisions of the law and regulations, and obtain the information they request, and they have the capacity to control. . Inspectors may not be prevented from performing their tasks, and it is permissible to seek the assistance of governmental agencies, specialized technical agencies, or private sector agencies to carry out some of the tasks entrusted to the Ministry or the Authority in accordance with the controls specified by the regulations.

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