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A number of Aisha Al Rasbiyah School students learn about the counterfeit goods exhibition at the authority

22/12/2019

A number of Aisha Al-Rasbiyeh School students recently visited the counterfeit goods exhibition at the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, to see the various exhibits contained in the exhibition, and to learn about the large role that the authority plays in the field of consumer protection, and to address negative practices targeting the local economy.

 

 

The visit included a visual presentation to introduce the Authority and its efforts, and to tour the exhibition to learn about the goods and the differences between the original and counterfeit goods and to sensitize them to health and economic damages that may befall them from the use of counterfeit goods and violating the approved standards that were withdrawn from the markets, and the most important seizures such as seizing counterfeit sweets and their dangers to Juveniles, seizures of non-smoking tobacco and methods of its promotion. As well as Informing them of the risks of purchasing from street vendors or from unknown sources. They were intrigued to the goods that have been banned, such as clothes that contain slogans and fees inconsistent with the Islamic religion and the values ​​of society.

It is noteworthy that the counterfeit goods exhibition at the Public Authority for Consumer Protection continuously receives different numbers of visitors from different societal classes in order to learn about the authority's efforts in combating commercial fraud, and show examples of negative practices that occur in the markets in order to avoid falling in them, and learn ways to deal with them.

 

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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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