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Both for consumer and supplier service “Consumer Protection” and “Chamber of Commerce” are looking to strengthen cooperation between them

20/05/2019



A session of joint discussions between the Public Authority for Consumer Protection chaired by HE Dr. Saeed bin Khamis Al Kaabi and the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry by HE Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousuf

 

Chairman of the Board, has been recently held at the headquarters of the Authority, in the presence of a number of members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber and a number of officials of the Authority, within the framework of the existing and joint cooperation between the two sides, and in order to promote positive and constructive dialogue between them and activate bilateral work in all issues that concern service and economic work to the satisfaction of both consumer and supplier.

During the meeting, HE the PACP Chairman stressed that this session is to discuss ways to strengthen relations between the two parties, based on the basic partnership between the Authority and the Chamber as they serve the development project in accordance with their terms of reference and tasks, and play an integral role to serve both producers and consumers. He pointed out that the two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two sides to serve the consumer and the supplier.

In addition, he referred to the great role of the private sector in the development process in various governorates of the Sultanate, praising the contribution of business owners in the performance of this role.

The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman stressed the importance of holding such meetings in discussing issues of concern to the private sector and the society in a way that protects the interests of all parties with justice and transparency to serve the national economy.

During the meeting, a joint committee was set up to enhance cooperation between the two sides. This committee is concerned with laying out the outline of all that will serve the common interest of both consumers and suppliers and to play a constructive and effective role in their service.

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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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