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About 14,000 visitors to the "Consumer Protection" counterfeit exhibit, including official delegations, officials and students


The counterfeit goods exhibition at the Public Authority of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection received during the past year 2019AD the number of 13627 visitors, an increase of (16%) over the year 2018 AD, where visits varied between visits to individuals, governmental and private institutions and bodies, in addition to students of public and private schools, summer centers, and a number of Official delegations



The exhibition also organized 35 external visits to participate in the activities held by various institutions, in order to reach the consumer wherever he was, and to embody the partnership with various institutions in the SultanateWhere the organization of such visits by the Authority comes in order to reach all segments of society, to provide them with adequate consumer information that develops them with public awareness, and to create a personal awareness of the consumer of his rights and duties, and to educate him about the damages that may befall him from the use of counterfeit goods that violate the approved specifications and standards, in addition to introducing him to the mechanism how to differentiate between original and counterfeit goods in addition to enabling merchants to know the most important commodities that are prohibited to import and trade and what counterfeit goods are in order to avoid offering them to consumers. The exhibition management also implemented a number of external exhibitions in a number of states, which included educational programs and community events in various government agencies.


 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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