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‏Consumer Protection seizes a commercial establishment for violating Consumer Protection Law

02/07/2017

‏The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Rustaq has recently imposed an administrative fine against a commercial establishment for violating the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 66/2014, for using scrap wood in making furniture.

 

‏Summary of the case details: the department received a report indicating that some expat workers are using scrap wood in making furniture, the site was monitored accordingly and after investigating , verifying and evidence gathering in addition to the continuous follow-up, coordination was established with the General Prosecution and the Police Station in Al Masnaah to raid the site, which revealed expat workers using scrap wood to make furniture without permits, therefore an administrative fine of OMR 700 was imposed.
‏The Assistant Manager of the Department, Mr. Salim Mohammed Al Ebri stated that these measures come in the implementation of the Executive Bylaws articles promulgated recently to implement the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 66/2014, He also addressed all traders, suppliers, service providers and farm owners to abide by the laws and regulations and to monitor their rented property to expat workers in order to avoid fines.

 

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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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