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Consumer Protection seizes 12399 commodities for violation

05/08/2018

PACP, as represented by PACPHQ, conducted 7877 inspections during the first half of 2018 according to the statistical indexes report issued by the Market Regulation and Control Department, PACP imposed administrative fines totaled 52590 based on the inspections.

 

 


The report indicated seizures of 12399 commodities for reasons of fraud and counterfeiting (4664), chewing tobacco (2418), and (2389) commodity that did not comply to the standards and specifications, the rest of the seizures were conducted for various reasons such as lack of labels, expired commodities, and other banned commodities according to prohibition decisions.
These statistics confirm the efforts made by the PACP to serve the consumers in all commodity and service sectors, and to preserve their legal rights guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Bylaws.

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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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