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Chewed tobacco products seized
Chewed tobacco products seized

A primary court issued its ruling against an expat from Bangladesh who was accused of violating the two ministerial decisions no 38/201 and 39/2001; by selling chewed tobacco and non-conforming cigarettes. The goods were confiscated and the seller was fined RO300. 

29/01/2014

PACP seizes more than 2m goods, product units in 2013
PACP seizes more than 2m goods, product units in 2013

The total number of reports and complaints submitted to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and the affiliated administrations in 2013 amounted to 37.408; including 16.803 ones submitted in the headquarters in Muscat. 

27/01/2014

Consumer safety tops PACP agenda
Consumer safety tops PACP agenda

SALALAH — The drive launched by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) to educate consumers about their purchasing behaviour is generating positive response, as the authority offices in the Sultanate are busy handling a large number of consumer complaints on a daily basis.

21/01/2014

Three rulings for consumer at Al Buraimi
Three rulings for consumer at Al Buraimi

A primary court at Al Buraimi issued three rulings against three defendants who violated The Law of Consumer Protection; the first one was fined RO300, the second RO200, while the third RO 100.  

20/01/2014

Violator selling prohibited melamine caught
Violator selling prohibited melamine caught

A primary court at Sur recently issued its ruling against an Indian national defendant who violated The Law of Consumer Protection by offering for sale prohibited plates containing the Formaldehyde which damages health. The violator ignored the decision No. 404/2012, which prohibited selling and or marketing melamine products made in Thailand. 

20/01/2014

Commercial establishments and companies fined more than RO1300
Commercial establishments and companies fined more than RO1300

The competent courts at the Wilayats of Samael, Izki and Bahla issued a number of rulings in cases referred to which by the Administration of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in the Governorate of Al Dakheliyah against a number of commercial shops and establishments. The rulings fined the violators RO 1390 and ordered civil plaintiff compensation of RO 2000. 

20/01/2014

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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