A ban on distribution of marketing brochures and promotional materials at doorsteps and public places has been implemented across Saudi Arabia.
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdullatief Al-Asheikh has issued directive to all mayoralties and municipalities across the Kingdom where violators will be subject to SAR500 plus other penalties specified for violation of municipal laws.
This directive is part of containing environmental pollution and maintaining public hygiene, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Minister’s directive says punitive measures will be enforced against individuals, businesses and commercial establishments and shops in both wholesale and retail sectors who commit such violations.
Placing brochures and leaflets containing marketing promotion in front of residential buildings and at doorsteps as well as at public places will no longer be allowed. Similar is the case with sticking bills in public places with the purpose of promoting any products or services.
The penalties will be linked to Saudi IDs or residence permits (iqamas) of violators on the basis of phone numbers given in promotional material.