Qatar's outlets have been given a month to carry out the changes necessary to end minimum charge. Qatar's outlets have been given a month to carry out the changes necessary to end minimum charge.

The Ministry of Economy and Trade in Qatar has announced that it will ban restaurants, coffee shops and hotels from forcing customers to meet a minimum spend requirement. 

The Ministry said that this practice promotes overspending and overconsumption, which violates article 10 of law No. 8 of 2008 on consumer protection, reported The Peninsula.

The Ministry has given outlets a month to carry out the changes necessary to end minimum charge, such as removing any mention of it from their menus, after which it will carry out inspections.

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